Magazine article Screen International

Image Takes Winnie Mandela

Magazine article Screen International

Image Takes Winnie Mandela

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EXCLUSIVE: Image Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the $15m biopic Winnie Mandela starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

Image plans an awards season autumn release to Darrell J Roodt's adaptation of Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob's biography Winnie Mandela: A Life.

Winnie Mandela tells of the fight by Mandela to keep her imprisoned husband's memory alive and also touches on her own time in solitary confinement and other controversies that plagued her life.

André Pieterse of Ironwood Films and Michael Mosca of Equinoxe Films produced the TD Jakes presentation.

"Both Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard deliver exceptional, solid performances," said Image's chief acquisitions officer Bromiley, who alongside Brett Dismuke and Jess De Leo negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the producers and the TD Jakes Organisation. …

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