By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
After two years of its first screening at Cannes, the highly anticipated and very much controversial Nina Simone biopic has released its first official trailer.
Titled Nina, the biopic follows the life of legendary jazz artist, activist and songwriter, Nina Simone (played by Guardians Of The Galaxy star Zoe Saldana) as she rises to fame and, her relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson (played by Nigeria’s David Oyelowo who won critical acclaim for his role as Martin Luther King Jr in Selma).
When the news of the movie being made first hit audiences, a lot of people, including the late Simone’s daughter, had issues with Saldana being casted as the late star.
Especially since Saldana had to alter facial features by wearing prosthetics to nail the look.
However, if anything, Zoe was not dropped as the lead and would in fact be coming to the big screen in April.
Watch trailer below;