In recent years, the legacy of Nina Simone has been investigated from a variety of angles. In 2013, she earned a chapter in the book How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers And The Civil Rights Movement. Last year, Netflix released What Happened, Miss Simone?, a documentary accompanied by a tribute album featuring Jazmine Sullivan, Usher, Mary J. Blige, and more.
Another movie about the singer is due out April 22. Nina stars Zoe Saldana as Simone and David Oyelowo as her assistant-turned-manager, Clifton Henderson. The film marks the directorial debut of Cynthia Mort. EW shared the first trailer for the movie today.
Musical biopic fans have plenty to look forward to: Don Cheadles' Miles Ahead is also slated for a spring wide-release.