Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone In New Biopic


    Here’s your weekly biopic of music star from 40 years ago news: Mary J. Blige has been cast as Nina Simone in a new biopic that begins shooting in Paris in September, which seems like a short time to prepare for being the idiosyncratic soul singer. The film will reportedly focus on Simone’s late life relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson, who will be played by David Oyelowo. The film is expected out sometime next year. [Daily Swarm]