Zoe Saldana, the co-star of the futuristic fable AVATAR, has come aboard to star as the iconic singer Nina Simone in NINA, a new biopic about the singer/songwriter/activist. David Oyelowo will co-star as her manager. Cynthia Mort wrote the script and has been attached as director. Simone rose as a singer-songwriter in the 1950s and became involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Tax issues forced her to relocate to France, where she passed away in 2003. Henderson was her assistant and manager later in life. Saldana recently wrapped OUT OF THE FURNACE, a thriller that also stars Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, and the sequel to STAR TREK. Oyelowo will be seen in the Tom Cruise-actioner JACK REACHER and is currently shooting THE BUTLER, director Lee Daniels’ drama about a real-life worker in the White House.
PREVIEW: The G.I. FILM FESTIVAL 2017 ……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just films, but of the film … Continue reading
Graduation (“Bacalaureat“) (Cristian Mungiu, 2016) 4 out of 4 stars. The new film from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) begins with a bang. Well, a crash, anyway, as a rock shatters the glass of … Continue reading
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars. The worst thing about Their Finest is its generic title, which offers no indication of the magical whimsy within. Otherwise, it is a charming, bittersweet cinematic confection that tells the … Continue reading