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What If Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Movie Is Stronger Than You Expect It To Be?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 4:18 PM
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  • 22 Comments
I'm sure this isn't something that a lot of you even want to consider; BUT, before you have my head on a platter, let me explain myself...

New Photos Of Zoe Saldana In Full Nina Simone Regalia Surface; Convinced?

  • By Courtney
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  • October 28, 2012 11:49 AM
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  • 142 Comments
Compared to the first set of photos I posted last week (there've been others since then), these new pics show a Zoe Saldana that's much further into the transformation to Nina Simone than what we've seen previously, so we had to share. 

Jill Scott Is Cool With Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone (Well, That Is If....)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 1, 2012 11:49 PM
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  • 50 Comments
Yet another development in the endless controversy of the year.

James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequels/Prequels (Expect 3 More Movies In Franchise)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 10, 2012 12:53 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Despite its technical achievements, long time readers will know that I wasn't much of an Avatar fan.

New In USA Theaters - Zoe Saldana's 'Words', Forest Whitaker's 'Toys', The City Of Detroit's Ills

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 7:15 PM
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A quick round-up of noteworthy films opening in USA theaters today...

Nina Simone's Biopic Moving Full Speed; Screenwriter Talks Zoe Saldana, Love Story & Challenges

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 25, 2012 10:49 AM
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  • 31 Comments
I just found this interview with Cynthia Mort, screenwriter of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, which has been the focus on several of our posts in the past two weeks.

We Need To Educate Ourselves On Race vs. Ethnicity (And Other Things I Learned From The Ongoing Zoe Saldana/Nina Simone Conversation)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 16, 2012 10:17 PM
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  • 221 Comments
The widespread public reaction to this week's news that actress Zoe Saldana has replaced singer Mary J. Blige in the planned Nina Simone biopic has been very interesting-- if not troubling.

Confirmed! Zoe Saldana Will Play Nina Simone In Biopic + Some Realities To Consider...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 10:00 AM
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  • 98 Comments
Well folks... for those who wanted more *credible* sources to our story from earlier this week (read it HERE) that Zoe Saldana was attached to play Nina Simone in a film based on the songstress' life, here you go! 

We've Read It! Shadow And Act's Thoughts On Nina Simone Feature Project Screenplay

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 15, 2012 9:43 PM
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  • 41 Comments
I just read a draft of the still-untitled screenplay for the Nina Simone feature film project, penned by Cynthia Mort (Will & Grace, Roseanne) dated April 2, 2011.  The script is based on Nina Simone’s 1992 autobiography I Put A Spell On You, which centers on her relationship with Clifton Henderson, a nurse Simone met while institutionalized at a psychiatric hospital in California.

Zoe Saldana Is Apparently Taking Over For Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 11:05 PM
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  • 167 Comments