Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has led a long and eventful life as one of the most controversial figures in South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. And considering the recent resurgence of interest in South Africa on the big screen -- spurred in part by last year's acclaimed film 'Invictus,' which focused on her ex-husband Nelson Mandela's attempts to reunite the nation -- it would seem like the perfect time for Hollywood to give Madikizela-Mandela the big screen treatment as well. Only one person seems to disagree: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela herself.

Yes, according to Reuters, the big budget adaptation of her life story, 'Winnie,' has come under fire from Madikizela-Mandela, who sent a letter to producer André Pieterse requesting that she be given final approval on the script before filming begins. That sounds like a fairly mild request -- if one that is exceedingly unlikely to be granted -- but Pieterse sees it as a threat to his production.
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