Zoe Saldana’s Nina Simone Biopic Set to be Released This Year

(Photo courtesy of VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo courtesy of VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Moviegoers can expect to see Nina: The Biopic of Nina Simone in theaters before year’s end.

Ben Latham-Jones the newly named owner of Ealing Studios — the film house that owns Nina — unsuspectingly confirmed the release in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The biopic has caused quite a stir among fans and even the family of the late jazz singer who openly criticized the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone. When photos of Saldana on set in full dark make-up and an afro emerged online, backlash started immediately — some even petitioned to have the actress saying they found Saldana lacked little resemblance to the legendary singer.

In a sit down with BET, Saldana describes her initial reaction to the criticism as “very disappointing.”

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SOURCE: ESSENCE
Whitney Gaspard

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