Mary J Blige May play Nina Simone

According to several reports Mary J. Blige has been confirmed to play Nina Simone in an upcoming film. The legendary singer became known as "the High Priestess of Soul". Her fame was at its peak in the 1960's and 1970's. She released a string of hit songs including “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” “I Loves You, Porgy,” her version of "Porgy and Bess". The film will begin filming in the fall of 2010 and no other details have been released. Blige's first major role was starring in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself in 2009. (source)


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