Nina, the long-awaited and controversial Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana, is finally becoming a reality:
The film follows Simone through her legendary career as an American vocalist, particularly her years living in isolation in France after finding it difficult to balance her singing career with her political activism. In France, she meets the man who will become her assistant-turned-manager, Clifton Henderson (Selma’s David Oyelowo). Nina is directed by first-timer Cynthia Mort.
Nina Simone’s daughter defends actress following ‘Nina’ biopic casting backlash
“It’s unfortunate that Zoe Saldana is being attacked so viciously when she is … part of a larger picture,” Lisa Simone Kelly said. Kelly has taken issue with several choices made by the filmmakers.