First Full Trailer for Nina Simone Biopic 'Nina' Starring Zoe Saldana
"Tell him to get me my money!!" RLJ Entertainment has debuted a trailer via the Today show for a film called Nina, starring Zoe Saldana as the very rambunctious Nina Simone, who was a singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. While there was a documentary made about Nina recently nominated for an Oscar this year, called What Happened, Miss Simone?, but this film is a much more powerful drama and features the relationship between Nina and Clifton Henderson, played by David Oyelowo. Both Saldana and Oyelowo look kind of amazing in this, no seriously, they looks incredible. Kind of interesting to follow up the Oscar ceremony - like, look, here is a great black performance!! Or two! The full cast includes Mike Epps, Ronald Guttman, Ella Joyce and Ella Thomas. I'm looking forward to seeing this. Take a look below.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Cynthia Mort's Nina, found originally from Today.com:
She was one of the century’s most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame Recipient; her mesmerizing songs and passionate politics combined to make her the unforgettable Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana). But fame and fortune came with a price, and her later years were riddled with depression, alcohol abuse and isolation. Rediscovering the meaning of her life and work took courage, strength and one true friend: Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo), the man who started out as her assistant and eventually became her loyal manager. With Clifton’s encouragement, the “high priestess of soul” began a courageous journey back to her music… and, eventually, herself. Nina is both written and directed by filmmaker Cynthia Mort, a producer and the creator of "Tell Me You Love Me" making her directorial debut. The film will open in select theaters + on VOD starting April 22nd this spring. Thoughts?