| GEO Entertainment|
| Terrence Howard to play Nelson Mandela|
| Updated at: 1301 PST, Saturday, May 08, 2010|
TORONTO: Terrence Howard will portray Nelson Mandela in the Jennifer Hudson-starring feature "Winnie," based on the story of Winnie Mandela, the South African leader's former wife.
Darrell Roodt is directing the $15 million historical drama, a South Africa/Canada co-production set to start production May 31 in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 18 years.
Howard's screen credits include "Hustle & Flow" and "Iron Man."