WATCH: The trailer for the controversial Nina Simone biopic ‘NINA’ emerges despite backlash


With actresses such as Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard, and Uzo Aduba all being hailed as more appropriate casting choices for the much sought-after role of singer and activist Nina Simone, the family of the icon is fuming hot over the selection of the Dominican and Puerto Rican bred actress Zoe Saldana for the part..

But after drowning Saldana in some heavy dark makeup, an afro wig, and a fake prosthetic wide nostriled nose, it looks like their ready to move forward with the project despite the backlash and is spearheading it with the release of the official trailer. Peep the “NINA” biopic trailer and the Nina Simone “The Legend” Documentary below..