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Wendy Crewson has joined the cast of Equinoxe Films' biopic "Winnie." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson have been cast as Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Crewson will play Mary Botha, who becomes a social worker in South Africa after witnessing a police assault on a black youth.South African director Darrell James Roodt ("Yesterday," "Cry, The Beloved Country") is directing. Andre Pieterse of Ma-Afrika Films and Michael Mosca of Canada's Equinoxe Films are producing. Pieterse and Roodt wrote the screenplay, which is based on the book "Winnie Mandela: A Life" by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob.The film is shooting in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Robbin Island. Crewson has appeared in the films "Away From Her," "A Home »

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