Ellen Wander’s Film Bridge International has picked up international sales rights to Ironwood Films’ Winnie Mandela biopic Winnie starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

The feature is currently shooting in South Africa in on location in Johannesburg and Robben Island and relates the story of the controversial civil rights leader’s personal and political life.

Darrell James Roodt is directing the South African-Canadian co-production from a screenplay he wrote with Andre Pieterse based on Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob’s book Winnie Mandela: A Life.

Michael Mosca of Canada’s Equinoxe Films is producing.

Santa Monica-based Film Bridge International is currently collaborating with Paramount-based Robert Evans Company on the $90m television adaptation UFO, among others.