Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone?

By Marquee Blog Editors - Zoe Saldana better start warming up her vocal chords.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress will star in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic.

A long time in the making, the film will also reportedly feature "Red Tails" actor David Oyelowo as the iconic jazz singer's manager, Clifton Henderson.

Mary J. Blige was originally attached to the biopic's title role.

Simone, who died in 2003, recorded more than 40 live and studio albums in her 70 years. She's known for hits like "Little Girl Blue" and "Love Me or Leave Me."

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