Tag Archives: nina simone

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker on why ‘Beyond the Lights’ is a Must See

    Nov 14, 14 by Marie Moore 1 Comment


    *In exclusive interviews with the stars of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Noni) and Nate Parker (Kaz), both explain why the movie is a must see—and more! It is always amazing to witness a performers totally transform themselves when they take on different roles—which is the litmus test of a great actress or actor. Mbathe-Raw, […]

  • Zoe Saldana Weighs in on Playing Nina Simone and Film’s Controversy

    Jul 2, 14 by Qwest7 3 Comments


    *As 2014 continues into its second half,  Zoe Saldana is riding a wave of good fortune. With major exposure coming with the upcoming film, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and being able to work with Kidada and Rashida Jones on a TV series, the sky’s the limit for the actress. However, it’s Saldana’s role as Nina […]

  • The Tatum Talks: Don’t Take This Personal Ms. Saldana…

    May 20, 14 by tatumtalks 18 Comments


    …but have you seen yourself lately? Meditate on the above foolishness while I bring you up to speed.  This week, Nina–the biopic of music icon Nina Simone–will debut at the highly esteemed Cannes Film Festival in hopes that the film will receive a deal to be released to widespread commercial success.  If that happens, the […]

  • Zoe Saldana’s Nina Simone Biopic Screens in Cannes Despite Lawsuit

    May 15, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *The long-planned market screening of “Nina,” a biopic about legendary jazz singer Nina Simone starring Zoe Saldana, went ahead May 15 despite a lawsuit filed by director Cynthia Mort claiming its British production company has hijacked the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the suit was filed May 14 in Los Angeles, just hours before U.K. […]

  • Mekhi Phifer Wants to Play Al Green in Musical Biopic

    Mar 24, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *Biopics about black musician are on the rise again! So it only makes sense many Black Hollywood stars want to take part in the resurgence. Mekhi Phifer wants to play Al Green in a biopic about the singer and reverend’s life.

  • Zoe Saldana in Talks to Star as Eartha Kitt in Biopic

    Mar 20, 14 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment


    *Zoe Saldana isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The starlet is in talks to play barrier-breaking black entertainer, Eartha Kitt. Saldana is no stranger to playing real-life people —  her upcoming biopic about Nina Simone‘s life and career is without a release date. In fact, she’s been heavily criticized for garnering the role as Simone in the […]