May 2014

See Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

What do you think of the casting choice...
By JETmag.com Staff


Folks still aren’t too pleased about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone. And the latest pics of the actress as the soul singer aren’t helping…


And that’s not the only controversy surrounding the unauthorized biopic. Although the filmed is scheduled to be screened at the Cannes Film Market this week, director Cynthia Mort will not be in attendance.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mort has filed a lawsuit against the¬†film’s producer,¬†Ealing Studios Enterprises Limited, for not including her in the decision-making process.

Lest we remind you, the Nina Simone estate is not behind the project. You can read the singer’s daughter’s comments on the official Nina Simone website.

Read what Saldana had to say about the casting backlash HERE.

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