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Nina (Nina Simone biopic)

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  • David Oyelowo
    David Oyelowo was born in Oxford, England in 1976. His family originates from Nigeria. Married: Jessica Oyelowo (1998 - present) 3 children Events David made history in 2000 when he becam...
  • Nina Simone (1933 - 2003)
    Dr. Nina Simone was born 21 February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina and died 21 April 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France . Her birth name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon and she was also...

This project is to build out the family trees for people associated with the film production of "Nina," based on the life of the late, great singer Nina Simone.

We need help on this, everyone! If you're interested in building out family trees for celebrities, this is a *fresh* opportunity.

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from Mary J Blige And David Oyelowo Set To Film Nina Simone Biopic This Month

Well, it looks like it’s going to happen. The Nina Simone biopic,titled Nina, has probably invoked more emotion on this site than any other post (excluding Tyler Perry) but Mary J Blige told US Magazine recently that she’s taking acting lesson and filming is set to begin later this month. In fact, Deadline states filming will begin May 23 2011.

If you recall, the film will focus on Simone’s relationship with Paris-based manager Clifton Henderson which will be played by British actor David Oyelowo.

Cynthia Mort, who’s credits include writing and producing several episodes of popular TV series Roseanne and Will And Grace, is listed at the screenwriter and director of the project.

The UK company backing the project, Ealing Studios, has merged with Prescience allowing them more access to funding. “The beauty of this merger is that we now have access to Prescience’s money,” says Will Machin, Ealing’s head of distribution. Machin will run Ealing Metro. “There are very few companies in the indie marketplace that can offer what we can now,” he said.

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