Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Biopic
In the upcoming biopic titled Nina, based on the life of Nina Simone, Mike Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor. Thanks to Cinema Blend we know Pryor opened for Nina Simone at her shows back in the 1960s. They had a friendly relationship.
This post talked about Zoe Saldana taking over the role of Nina Simone when Mary J. Blige dropped out.
Filming for the flick begins in Los Angeles this week. It will be a directorial debut for Cynthia Mort.
How familiar are you with Nina Simone? Will you go see the film?