Over the years Zoe Saldana has sure shown her range as an actress from likable love interest in Guess Who, to deadly assassin in Colombiana. This time around she takes on the role of singer, Nina Simone in the biopic – Nina. And based on what I have seen from the trailer below, it looks like she is bringing one of her strongest performances yet.
Written and directed by Cynthia Mort, here is the official synopsis for Nina:
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.
Check out the talented Saldana in trailer below:
Also starring in Nina is David Oyelowo with a release date set for April 22, 2016.
Last Updated: March 3, 2016