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"Nina" Watch Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in trailer

"Nina" is an upcoming biopic which focuses on American musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone, portrayed by Zoe Saldana.

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 Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in "Nina" biopic

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The trailer for the upcoming controversial biopic "Nina" has been released, featuring Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone.

In 2012, it was announced that Saldana will play the legendary singer/songwriter in the biopic. In 2014, it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Now an official trailer has finally been released, with an official poster via Entertainment Weekly.

The biopic also stars David Oyelowo as Clifton Henderson, Simone’s manager, Mike Epps, Ronald Guttman and Ella Thomas.

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Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone play

Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

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Directed by Cynthia Mort, the biopic is produced by Mark Burton, Ben Latham Jones, Stuart Parr and Barnaby Thompson.

Following the casting announcement in 2012, Saldana was attacked for being 'too light skinned' for the role. Following the debut of trailer yesterday, Saldana sparked outrage from the late singer's family, after she tweeted a Simone quote in response to backlash from fans.

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The biopic of the “High Priestess of Soul” will be released on April 2.

Watch trailer below.

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