Nina Simone Biopic Gets Release Date

After much anticipation and controversy, the Nina Simone biopic, Nina, has finally received a release date.

Deadline reports that RLJ Entertainment recently acquired the film, and it will hit theaters this December.

The flick, which chronicles the life and career of the legendary entertainer and activist, stars Zoe Saldana as the leading lady and David Oyelowo as Clifton Henderson, one of the singer’s closest friends.

When news broke two years ago that Saldana would be portraying the “Black Bird” songstress, it caused much debate. Many believed the 37-year-old could not authentically play the part, because she doesn’t bear any resemblance to Simone.

Since then, photos of the biracial actress in costume have surfaced and other projects about the icon, including the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?have been released.

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