For Discussion: Does Zoe Saldana Look More Like Nina Simone? Or Just Plain Ridiculous?

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Is Zoe black enough for y’all now? We had to ask, cuz the internets have been on fire ever since it was announced that Dominicana actress Zoe Saldana would be playing the iconic Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic.

According to Shadow And Act reports the Nina Simone biopic has just started filming:

The film started filming this past week in Los Angeles, with Mark Burton, Barnaby Thompson, Stuart Parr and Ben Latham Jones producing.

The site shared reader submitted photos from the set and it looks like Zoe definitely will be wearing a wig and makeup in a darker hue, although it hasn’t been yet determined whether she’ll need a prosthetic nose, as Jill Scott suggested.

What do you think of the photos that leaked from the set? Do you think that with the right makeup Zoe can be transformed, or would this part have been better served by an actress (say Anika Noni Rose for example) who possesses both musical talents and features similar to Nina Simone?

Please discuss!

Photo Credit: Indiewire/MotionPictureLibrary/Retna

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