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Nina Simone Biopic Criticized Over Casting And Skin Color

Casting and skin color are at the heart of a controversy surrounding a new movie about the legendary singer Nina Simone. The movie hasn't been released yet, but the casting of Afro-Latina actor Zoe Saldana in the lead has caused an uproar from some Simone fans and family members.

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Corrected: March 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM EDT
An earlier Web description of this story incorrectly stated that an affair is portrayed in the film Nina.