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Mary J. Blige to Play Nina Simone

Mary J. Blige to Play Nina Simone

Mary J. Blige will play soul queen Nina Simone in Nina, an upcoming movie!

The film will star Mary J, 39, in a story focusing on Nina’s relationship with her assistant, Clifton Henderson, to be played by David Oyelowo (via Billboard).

The film will shoot this fall.

This isn’t MJ‘s first foray into acting – most recently, she had a supporting role in Tyler Perry‘s I Can Do Bad All By Myself

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