The highly anticipated Nina Simone biopic will now be distributed via RLJ Entertainment.

Starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo, “Nina” tells the story of brave singer Nina Simone and her journey from exile to redemption in the ’60s. 15-time Grammy nominee and activist, Nina represented the voice of the oppressed. Her most notable works included ‘To Be Young Gifted and Black,’ ‘Mississippi Goddam’ and ‘Four Women,’ ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ and ‘Feeling Good.’

RLJ founder Robert L. Johnson said, “I am very excited that RLJ Entertainment will be distributing Nina Simone’s biopic…I had the special privilege early in my career of working with Ms. Simone while coordinating a performance for former D.C. Delegate Walter E. Fauntroy and knowing first-hand of her major contribution to the soul and emotion of the Civil Rights Movement.  I look forward as I am sure many others will, to her story and legacy being made available by RLJ Entertainment to consumers on various media platforms in the coming months.”

 

Featuring the talent of first-time writer/director Cynthia Mort, Nina will hit theaters December 2015.

-Nishat Baig

Photo courtesy of RLJ Entertainment

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