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South Africans Angry Over Casting Of Mandelas

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:50 PM ET

Morgan Freeman

The Guardian:

Leading actors in South Africa have spoken out against Hollywood stars cherrypicking the best roles in films about their country. Members of the Creative Workers' Union (CWU) of South Africa said the US actor and singer Jennifer Hudson should be prevented from playing Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in a forthcoming biopic. They also criticised the casting of Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in Invictus.

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