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    Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Biopic Starring Zoe Saldana

    Despite the fact that no one really seems to want see actress Zoe Saldana play Nina Simone in an upcoming film biopic (or so says the New York Times), the picture is not only going forward, it begins shooting this week. And some iconic names are joining the cast. Or at least, cast members that will ...

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    Jill Scott Is Cool With Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone (Well, That Is If....)

    Yet another development in the endless controversy of the year.

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    James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequels/Prequels (Expect 3 More Movies In Franchise)

    Despite its technical achievements, long time readers will know that I wasn't much of an Avatar fan.

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    New In USA Theaters - Zoe Saldana's 'Words', Forest Whitaker's 'Toys', The City Of Detroit's Ills

    A quick round-up of noteworthy films opening in USA theaters today...

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    The Words

    There’s a compelling idea at the core of 'The Words', especially as acted out by Bradley Cooper and the incomparable Jeremy Irons, but it’s nearly extinguished by the material that surrounds it, sorry to say. The premise is solid: a struggling writer chances upon a long-lost manuscript and publishes...

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    Nina Simone's Biopic Moving Full Speed; Screenwriter Talks Zoe Saldana, Love Story & Challenges

    I just found this interview with Cynthia Mort, screenwriter of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, which has been the focus on several of our posts in the past two weeks.

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    We Need To Educate Ourselves On Race vs. Ethnicity (And Other Things I Learned From The Ongoing Zoe Saldana/Nina Simone Conversation)

    The widespread public reaction to this week's news that actress Zoe Saldana has replaced singer Mary J. Blige in the planned Nina Simone biopic has been very interesting-- if not troubling.

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    Confirmed! Zoe Saldana Will Play Nina Simone In Biopic + Some Realities To Consider...

    Well folks... for those who wanted more *credible* sources to our story from earlier this week (read it HERE) that Zoe Saldana was attached to play Nina Simone in a film based on the songstress' life, here you go! 

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    We've Read It! Shadow And Act's Thoughts On Nina Simone Feature Project Screenplay

    I just read a draft of the still-untitled screenplay for the Nina Simone feature film project, penned by Cynthia Mort (Will & Grace, Roseanne) dated April 2, 2011.  The script is based on Nina Simone’s 1992 autobiography I Put A Spell On You, which centers on her relationship wit...

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