Hudson in film pledge on Winnie Mandela

By Celia Paul

Actress Jennifer Hudson has insisted her latest film will give an unbiased perspective of Nelson Mandela's ex-wife.

Winnie, which will star the Oscar winner in the title role and Terrence Howard as the former South African president, starts filming in South Africa on May 31.

Ms Madikizela-Mandela, as she has been known since her divorce, is understood to be unhappy about the biopic, which is based on Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob's biography, Winnie Mandela: A Life.

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, Hudson (28) insisted: "I feel like it's not biased at all, one way or the other. It puts it out there for you to decide on your own."