Nina Simone’s Estate Slams Zoe Saldana After ‘Nina’ Trailer Release


Yesterday (Mar. 2, 2016), the first official trailer and poster for the Nina Simone biopic titled “Nina” was finally released. Since the project was announced, it has been surrounded by controversy, mainly over the choice to cast Zoe Saldana as Simone.

Criticisms that she wasn’t right for the role were only fueled when photos from the set showed Saldana in dark makeup and a prosthetic nose to portray the singer. Furthermore, Simone’s estate refused to give the studio rights to her music.

Now, Simone’s estate is fighting back again, this time taking their concerns to Twitter. Last night, the estate tweeted at Saldana, after she tweeted a Simone quote, and they did not hold back.

Simone’s estate continued their attack, retweeting fans who were equally outraged, before admitting the experience with the film has been “painful.”

Saldana has yet to respond to the tweet, or recent criticism’s of the trailer, but she won’t be able to stay quiet for long.

Launch the video up top to watch the official trailer for “Nina.”

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