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Winnie Gets A New Trailer Before Heading To Theaters This Fall

After premiering over a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival to mediocre reviews, Winnie starring Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson will finally reach theaters this fall.

After premiering over a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival to mediocre reviews, Winnie, starring Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson, will finally reach theaters this fall.

The biopic tells the story of Winnie Mandela (Hudson), wife of iconic South African political figure Nelson Mandela (Howard). Based on the biography written by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob, the story appears to be pretty much your average tale where public figures are involved.

The production doesn’t take any particular strong stance on the events in question either, which I can only imagine leads to a tolerable film at best, but the trailer does present what looks like a beautifully shot project.

This is the latest film released on the Mandela family, the last being Invictus which came out in 2009 and starred Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Winnie hits theaters in Canada on October 5th and the United States later this year.

This film reveals the enigma that is Winnie Mandela. A sensitive depiction, Winnie portrays her life’s journey amidst the unwavering love between her and Nelson Mandela, and their unfaltering commitment to the struggle for democracy in South Africa. Winnie takes the audience on an epic voyage of understanding – painting a vivid portrait of one of the world’s most remarkable women.


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Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling has A.D.D. and her tastes reflect it. Her movie collection boasts everything from Casablanca to John Tucker Must Die to every season of Sons of Anarchy to-date. She adamantly supported a Veronica Mars Movie (yes, she did make a donation to see it happen..and also possibly for the t-shirt), hopes that the Fast & Furious franchise continues far into the future, and has read every popular YA book series turned film in recent years (except Harry Potter..). When she's not on an indie film set or educating the youth of America, she uses her time arguably productive as a freelance writer.