The Nina Simone biopic, starring Zoe Saldana as the legendary singer-songwriter and civil rights activist, will hit theaters this year.
According to Entertainment Weekly, RLJ Entertainment confirmed that it acquired North American rights to Nina, and the film will be released this December. RLJE chairman and BET founder Robert L. Johnson said in a statement:
I had the special privilege early in my career of working with Ms. Simone while coordinating a performance for former D.C. Delegate Walter E. Fauntroy and knowing first-hand of her major contribution to the soul and emotion of the Civil Rights Movement. I look forward as I am sure many others will, to her story and legacy being made available by RLJ Entertainment to consumers on various media platforms in the coming months.
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