Zoe Saldana Is Nina Simone in Biopic 'Nina'

David Oyelowo is also attached to play the singer-songwriter's manager, Clifton Henderson.
Zoe Saldana boards Nina Simone biopic
Zoe Saldana boards Nina Simone biopic
Zoe Saldana has boarded Cynthia Mort's upcoming Nina Simone biopic Nina. The actress replaces Mary J. Blige, who dropped out due to financial issues.

The actress will star as the iconic singer-songwriter, who was most famous in the 50's and later became involved in the Civil Rights movement. The singer was forced to move out of the country after having tax issues. She died at the age of 70 in 2003. David Oyelowo will play the role of her manager, Clifton Henderson.

Cynthia Mort is directing from her own script. Mark Burton, Barnaby Thompson, Stuart Parr and Ben Latham Jones will be producing.

Zoe Saldana will also be seen in Out of the Furnace and J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated Star Trek 2.

Nina was released in 2012 and stars Mary J. Blige, David Oyelowo. The film is directed by Cynthia Mort.



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Comments (5)

  1. zeus

    Why can't they just say Mary J was kicked out because she is old and come on, look at the difference between her and Zoe

    2 years agoby @zeusFlag

  2. Tsitsi Masocha

    Zoe Saldana - Columbiana had a bad review but, you are still a talented actor.

    2 years agoby @Tsitsi-MasochaFlag

  3. skywise

    Nina Simone!

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. THE JOKER

    Not sure I want to see you in a film after that crap fest you called Columbiana

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag