Mary J. Blige is feeling good about NINA SIMONE biopic!

By on 14 May, 2010

R&B singer/superstar Mary J. Blige has signed on to star in Cynthia Mort’s “Nina” – a biopic about legendary singer/songwriter/civil rights activist Nina Simone.

 Mort’s script centres on Simone’s relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson, who will be played by David Oyelowo – Billboard.com reports.

 U.K based Ealing Studios will be financing, producing and selling internationally the $10 million movie scheduled to begin filming later this year. WME Global will be handling the North American rights.

Mort’s other work includes a stint as a writer-producer on TV’s “Rosanne” and “Will & Grace” and as creator of “Tell Me You Love Me.”

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