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R&B star and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson has lined up her next movie role.  “Variety” reports that the singer will be playing Winnie Mandela in the upcoming film “Winnie.”  Adapted from the biograpy “Winnie Mandela: A Life,” by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob, the film will be directed by Darrell Roodt.  Hudson will begin shooting “Winnie” in May.  Jennifer Hudson’s previous film credits include “The Secret Life of Bees” and “Sex and the City.”  She also won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her role in “Dreamgirls.”

according to bbc