After months of speculation it has just been confirmed that Mary J. Blige will portray legendary singer Nina Simone in a biopic ! Known as the High Priestess of Soul, Simone flourished in the 1960s and 1970s with a series of hits including âMy Baby Just Cares for Me,â âTo Be Young, Gifted and Black,â and her rendition of Porgy and Bessâ âI Loves You, Porgy.â While little has been revealed regarding the film’s direction, sources say it will be filmed fall 2010 with Blige starring as Simone. No word on who will join her in the pic. This is not Blige’s first role in a film, she starred in Tyler Perry’s ‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’ last year (2009). This will by far however, be the film that brings her to the forefront in Hollywood. Do you think Mary can pull it off ?
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