Long-Delayed Nina Simone Biopic Sets December Release
Controversial, long-delayed 'Nina' explores rise of legendary singer-songwriter/activist
By Ryan Reed September 11, 2015
Nina, the long-delayed Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana in the title role, will hit theaters in December, with RLJ Entertainment acquiring North American rights to the project, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Written and directed by Cynthia Mort, the film chronicles Simone's struggles to balance social activism with her acclaimed music career, which included 15 Grammy nominations and legendary songs like "Feeling Good" and "My Baby Just Cares For Me." Nina also touches on the isolation Simone felt living alone in France, where she met her assistant Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo).
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