March 2, 2016


Watch Zoe Saldana Play Nina Simone in 'Nina' Trailer

The official trailer for the Nina Simone biopic, titled Nina, is here. In case you haven't been following the controversy, here's a primer: People are not very stoked that Zoe Saldana, a Latina actress, is playing the African-American soul singer. As you'll note in the clip above, Saldana wears heavy makeup to make her skin appear darker.

Judging by the trailer, it will be an intense retelling of the icon's life. Nina will open on April 22.

When you're done there, watch a clip from the Netflix documentary on Simone from last year right here, then flip through our Future Black History Month content from February. You'll learn all about black celebrities who are changing history while revolutionizing their specific field.