Despite legal threats, Jennifer Hudson will portray Winnie Mandela in the forthcoming film, ‘Winnie’. As previously reported, filmmakers have been slammed for selecting Hudson instead of native talent for the role. Now, sources say lawyers for Winnie Mandela have contacted filmmakers demanding that she be allowed to review and approve the script. If she does not approve they say she will file suit demanding that the film’s production come to a close. ‘Winnie’ is slated to begin filming May 31 in South Africa. Terrence Howard will join Hudson in the pic said to be centered around Mandela’s love affair with former husband, Nelson Mandela.