There’s been a casting shakeup regarding the upcoming Nina Simone biopic.
Mary J. Blige was originally slated to play the late music icon, but due to funding issues she’s “moved on,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Zoe Saldana will take her place.
Simone’s illustrious 40-plus-year career began in 1959 with Top 10 hit “I Loves You Porgy” and in the years to come she would produce more than 40 albums. Not only was she known for her music but her passion for politics and Civil Rights. In 1993, she left America and relocated to Southern France where she lived out…
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