THR have posted the first image from Winnie, a film based on the life Winnie Madikizela-Mandela currently shooting in South Africa.

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Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) is portraying Winnie Madikizela-Mandela opposite Terrance Howard's (Iron Man) Nelson Mandela
Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) is portraying Winnie Madikizela-Mandela opposite Terrance Howard's (Iron Man) Nelson Mandela. The supporting cast is set to include Elias Koteas (Shutter Island), Wendy Crewson (24) and Jonathan Taylor (Skin). by Jamie Neish

The official synopsis is as follows:

Though Madikizela-Mandela fought for years to win her husband's release from prison, the couple divorced in 1996, which might be worth a reprise or two of Hudson's "Dreamgirls" anthem, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going."

Winnie is being directed by Darrell Roodt (Lullaby), and is a co-production between Ma-Afrika Films and Equinoxe Films. A release has yet to be finalised, but is likely to hit cinemas. sometime in 2011.