We've been waiting to see Jennifer Hudson in her first truly grand starring role since her astonishing debut in "Dreamgirls" for quite some time. Unfortunately, Canada's going to get to see it first ... but there is now a "Winnie" trailer to give us a glimpse of what's in store.
Hudson is poised to enter the Hollywood big leagues with her portrayal of Nomzamo Winfreda Madikizela, a poor social worker who went on to win the heart of "the most dangerous man in South Africa," Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard, a long way from Rhodey in "Iron Man").
"Winnie" chronicles this remarkable woman's life, from her marriage to Mandela through what would end up being his 27-year incarceration through her emerging as one of the most powerful and charismatic political activists of the 20th century, inspiring her supporters to deem her the "Mother of the Nation."
"Winnie" looks like quite the historical epic, filled with fist-shaking speeches, unspeakable injustices and spiritual triumphs. The film has yet to find distribution in the U.S., though it's opening in theaters in Canada on Oct. 5. Hopefully it'll be finding its way south very soon!
Check out the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Canada.