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Jennifer Hudson “Winne Mandela” Movie

HollywoodNews.com: The Toronto Film Festival just announced more galas and premieres to add to the already existing, exhausting line up. Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard will debut their “Winnie” {Mandela) movie, directed by Darryl Roodt. Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage will bring Joel Schumacher’s “Trespass.” (I’m crossing my fingers on that one.) Oscar winning “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher has “Violet and Daisy,” which he also directed. Catherine Deneuve and her talented daughter Chiara Mastroianni are in “Beloved,” by Christopher Honore. So many films, so little time.

from the press release:
Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® announces the addition of 8 Galas and 17 Special Presentations to the high-calibre selection of crowd-pleasers premiering in September. Today’s announcement includes 14 World Premieres and reveals that Festival-goers will be treated to a programming lineup featuring world premieres from directors including Nick Murphy, Gary McKendry, Joel Schumacher, Gianni Amelio, Agnieszka Holland, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Pankaj Kapur, Anne Fontaine, Mathieu Kassovitz and Geoffrey Fletcher.

The films unveiled today feature onscreen appearances by Jason Statham, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve, Shahid Kapur, Isabelle Huppert, Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel and James Gandolfini, among others.

This announcement brings the final number of Galas to 20, and the final number of Special Presentations to 67.

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One Comment

  • August 18, 2011 | Permalink |

    I am soooooooo happy for Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard. They went in very hard for this one. The movie Winnie is going to be a major showing on the big screen. I just believe it will do well in the end. A major congrats to Jhud!!!

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