A Nina Simone biographical film starring Zoe Saldana has been in the works for several years.
The film has been beset with schedule setbacks, legal issues and controversy over fair-skinned Saldana’s casting as the dark-skinned and oustpoken pro-black Simone. Saldana, who was cast in 2012, has since stated publicly that she perhaps was not the best choice for the role.
Pictures from the film set show Saldana’s skin darkened with makeup to play the character.
Now the film has a release date, April 22, and its first movie poster.
Ladies, what do you think? Will you be seeing the film?