An extended trailer (it’s about four minutes) for the Winnie Mandela biopic, Winnie, has gone online. The film stars Jennifer Hudson as the title character and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela. It looks like a made-for-TV movie and the real shocker is Howard. I’ve always been a fan of the guy, but looking at the trailer, I was agape how terrible he looks as Mandela. But the whole endeavor looks like a train wreck from the hammy narration to the awful old-age make-up on Hudson. I’ll be surprised if this actually makes its way to theaters.
Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ held in first place for the three-day weekend with an estimated $32.1 million. ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ came in second with $30.3 million. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was down 47% in third while the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opened as expected, in fourth place.