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Nina Simone Film, Starring Zoe Saldana, Gets a Release Date, Official Synopsis + First Poster

Nina Simone Film, Starring Zoe Saldana, Gets a Release Date, Official Synopsis + First Poster

The film finally gets a release date, after 2 years of uncertainty.

RLJ Entertainment has announced that “Nina” – the controversial Nina Simone film starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo – will be released in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April 22, 2016.

“Nina” is written and directed by Cynthia Mort.

Official synopsis: 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.

Along with news of the film’s release, RLJ has also debuted the film’s first official poster, which is embedded above. No trailer yet; although I’m sure we’ll see one very soon, given today’s news.

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