Posted May 10, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Movies & TV

Mary J. Blige to begin filming Nina Simone Biopic

Mary J. Blige is preparing one of the biggest roles of her acting career, her portrayal of singer Nina Simone. The FFAWN Foundation head was recently named as the lead role in the upcoming film “ Nina”, detailing the story of the songstress and her relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

The final project is set to hit theatres next year and will be directed by Cynthia Mort, famous for her hit sitcom “Will & Grace”,

Fun Facts: Eunice Kathleen Waymon better known by her stage name Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop