Nina Trailer: Your Internet Comments Did Not Stop Zoe Saldana From Playing Nina Simone

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Despite widespread opposition to her casting, Zoe Saldana went ahead and took the money and artistic fulfillment that comes with playing Nina Simone: After a few years on the shelf, her biopic Nina will be released next month. Wednesday brings its first trailer, which sees a noticeably darker Saldana playing the late singer during her years living in exile in France. David Oyelowo co-stars as her manager, and — wouldn't you know it — there's controversy over that part, too.