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Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Biopic Starring Zoe Saldana

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 15, 2012 5:52 PM
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Despite the fact that no one really seems to want see actress Zoe Saldana play Nina Simone in an upcoming film biopic (or so says the New York Times), the picture is not only going forward, it begins shooting this week. And some iconic names are joining the cast. Or at least, cast members that will play iconic African-American figures. Comedian Mike Epps ("Next Friday," "The Hangover") has signed up to play Richard Pryor in the biopic simply known as "Nina."

Zoe Saldana Takes The Lead In Nina Simone Biopic 'Nina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2012 10:39 PM
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The seemingly forever-developing Nina Simone biopic is still moving, though it has been quite a while since there was been any substantial news. Way back in 2010, Mary J. Blige signed on for the lead with David Oyelowo to co-star, but very little happened since, and as with most projects involving musicians and estates, we figured various entanglements were holding it up. Well, whatever has been going on, it seems there is some movement.

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