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Nina Simone Estate Slams Zoe Saldana And ‘Nina’ Biopic

Ralph Bristout

 // Mar 3, 2016

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On Wednesday (March 2), the world was treated with the first teaser for “Nina,” the long-in-the-works biopic of Nina Simone starring Zoe Saldana. Backed by years of controversy, surrounding the casting of Saldana, the uproar was once again revived when the trailer hit online.

Saldana was casted in the film back in 2012, which left many critics upset due to the actresses decent (Dominican and Puerto Rican). Controversy followed the trailer, as many pointed at Saldana’s visibly darkened skin for the role along with her wearing a prosthetic nose.

“Nina” is set to hit theaters on April 22.

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