It seems that Jennifer Hudson has found a new on-screen husband for her upcoming biopic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard will star as South African leader Nelson Mandela in the new film Winnie, which is based off the life of Mandela's former wife, Winnie Mandela.

Hudson will play the title character in the film, which is based off the biography Winnie Mandela: A Life, written by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob. Darrell Roodt is directing the film, from an adaptation he co-wrote with Paul Ian Johnson and Andre Pieterse.

The film is scheduled to begin production on May 31, with shooting to take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years. No release date was given for the film.