Zoe Salanda To Replace Mary J. Blige In Nina Simone Biopic?


Zoe Saldana and Nina Simone


It looks Mary J. Blige will have to cancel her acting classes as she has been replaced by Zoe Saladana in the new biopic about legendary singer Nina Simone…

The upcoming biopic entitled ‘Nina’ is based on the singer’s 1992 autobiography ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and is said to focus on the relationship between Nina Simone and her assistant Clifton Henderson.

Shadow and Act explains:

The film, which was slated to begin production last May, has been long-delayed – and there’s still no solid assurance that it will begin to shoot any time soon. The storyline will focus on Simone’s relationship with her manager, Clifton Henderson. The fabulous David Oyelowo is attached to that role. You’ll get no complaints from me on that one. But Zoe is even more questionable than Blige for this biopic, as Blige is, at least, a singer (though in order for either of them to really get to the core of Nina Simone’s voice, they would have to lip sync).

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