MOVIE TRAILER: Nina Starring Zoe Saldana

The official trailer for the biopic surrounding Nina Simone's life, entitled Nina, has been released!

Of course, the movie, which stars Zoe Saldana,  has been met with much controversy, specifically around the concept of colorism. Originally shot some years ago, the film features Zoe in heavy makeup and prosthetic makeup to create the illusion that she is as dark as Nina was. Many are in an uproar, stating that there were other dark-skinned actresses that could've played Nina, and that's true. However, I respect Zoe as an actress, so I might go see this. I will say, though, that this make up simply did not work for her.

The movie has already been put on blast by Nina's own daughter, Lisa Celeste Stroud, known by her stage name, Simone. A tweet even went out yesterday from Nina's official Twitter account stating to Zoe, “Cool story but please keep Nina’s name out of your mouth. For the rest of your life.” Wow.

Nina is set for release on April 22. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

Image via That Grape Juice

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