'American Idol': Actors want Jennifer Hudson out of Mandela film
South African actors want to stop Jennifer Hudson playing Nelson Mandela's wife, reports said Monday.,
The national film industry.said using foreign actors to tell the country's stories undermined efforts to develop the
"It can't happen that we want to develop our ownand yet bring in imports," the union's president Mabutho Sithole said in The Citizen newspaper.
"This decision must be reversed, it must be stopped now," union secretary general Oupa Lebogo said in The Times. "If the matter doesn't come up for discussion, we will push for a moratorium to be placed on the film."
The film will be directed by Sarafina."Darrell J. Roodt, whose films include "Cry, The Beloved Country" and "
Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for her husband's release during his 27-year imprisonment in the apartheid era. She separated from Nelson Mandela in 1992, two years after he was out of prison.
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