Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone In New Film

Published: Friday 14th May 2010 by Trent

Mary J. Blige has been lined up to portray Jazz legend Nina Simone in a new film. The Cynthia Mort movie, ‘Nina‘, centres on Simone’s relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson, who will be portrayed by David Oyelowo. Simone was an iconic musician and activist whose biggest hits included a covers of ‘I Loves You Porgy’ and ‘I Put A Spell On You’. {Source}

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  1. DizzyGuy1985 May 14, 2010

    Mary J.Blidge can do alot of things, but I certainly hope she seeks the expertise of a formal trainer before she tries to act again. She has not done well with acting in the past. Wish her the best.

    Any for the haters I have to words: PRISON SONG..google it and what the fuckery of her acting spew fourth..

  2. Last Boy on Earth May 14, 2010

    I cant believe that this gorilla will portray the Godess that was Nina Simone, the end of the world is really near, for f*** sake. R.I.P Nina Simone, I love you with all my heart

  3. chocolate May 14, 2010

    oh it’s potrayal season , everybody wants to play someone in a film lately. Let me see who I can play in a film, damnn it. Oh I wanna play Grace Jones in a movie. And by the way Mary J. Can’t act for s***. B**** stay in your lane and your getting too old to be singing too.

  4. jonstrax May 14, 2010

    ERM OK THEY SOUND NOTHING ALIKE SO UNLESS SHE JUST GOING TO SING OVER HER VOICE ANYWAY I HOPE ITS GOOD

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  5. AalexisR~ The Summer King (The Bahamas) May 14, 2010

    That included a covers of two songs?

  6. Heaven May 14, 2010

    Anyone that knows anything about Nina Simone would know that this is an abomination…with all the actresses and actual singer/actresses in Hollywood looking for that prime part like Heather Headley who could at least capture Nina.

    I don’t want to even imagine Mary slaughtering “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair”…nope, she can’t pull it off as an actress and I won’t support a hip hop singer non- actress lip syncing thru that production of bs…my money well not spent.

    #thatisall

  7. GangsterA May 14, 2010

    I think she will do great

  8. GangsterA May 14, 2010

    I think she will do just fine

  9. Veebz May 14, 2010

    They should have picked Viola Davis!…… I don’t think Mary J’s acting skills can strech that far… If you know anything about Nina Simone and her Charecter then you kow yo have to be a Heavy Weight actress 2 embody Nina

  10. ADE May 14, 2010

    An abomination indeed! The thought of watching her trying to act again after watching her in Prison Song actually makes me want to cry. Just no, they better re-cast. :@

  11. Gyanni May 15, 2010

    Co-signed with @Veebz.!
    When I heard they were doing a movie on my personal GODDESS Nina Simone.
    The first actress that came to my mind was Viola Davis!
    This is just BLASPEHMY!
    Stick to signing Mary!

  12. Gary May 15, 2010

    YEEEEEEES MJB !!!! I KNOW YOU GOING TO DO AMAZING ! GO GET THAT OSCAR MARY !

    PS : OMG PEOPLE STOP BEING SO MEAN AND IGNORANT ! MARY IS THE QUEEN … DEAL WITH IT !

  13. exposed May 15, 2010

    HAHAHA, THIS WILL SUCK. ESPECIALLY IF HER APPEARANCE IN TYLER PERRY IS ANY INDICATION. PLUS, IT’S ONLY A $10 MIL BUDGETED FLICK WHICH IS INDIE NOONE-GIVES-A-CRAP-TERRITORY. SO SHE’S PROLLY GETTING $500-$750K MAX IF THAT.

  14. Chry5ta1 May 15, 2010

    This has been talked about for ages! whatever happened to her portraying “Lady Day”????

  15. Kenya May 16, 2010

    This casting is an abomination.

  16. TT May 17, 2010

    Maybe she will be okay, being she slap the shi- out of he husband very hard in front of a whole room of people. He went to hit her back and she stated this is not a Chris situation. After that incident I have no respect for Mary who has no kind of class.

  17. Isabel May 18, 2010

    Can anyone suggest a singer/pianist AND actress who could play Nina? Seriously! Viola Davis is great, but can she sing and play? Is there ANYONE?????????

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