After years of talk, the big screen biography of legendary singer Nina Simone is finally set to begin shooting this fall as word has come that the film has at last found a lead actress: Mary J. Blige.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Blige, who is no stranger to the music industry thanks to her eight multi-platinum albums, has agreed to headline 'Nina.' Based on a script by Cynthia Mort ('The Brave One'), 'Nina' will focus on Simone's relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson.
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