Tuesday, December 08, 2009

South Africa: South African actors protest casting of Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela

Hollywood,com reports the Creative Workers Union of South Africa, are angry at the casting of Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela in South African filmmaker Darrell J. Roodt's new project Winnie, about the famous politician's longtime spouse.

They insist a local actress should have been cast as the title character in a movie so important to the country's history.

The Union's secretary general, Oupa Lebogo, even goes as far as threatening to boycott the picture if Hudson's casting is not reconsidered.

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