07/01/2014 02:08 pm ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

Zoe Saldana Opens Up On Nina Simone Controversy

Monarch Magazine

It’s been over a year since actress Zoe Saldana was chosen to play the legendary Jazz singer Nina Simone, with controversy coming from all sides. Just about every outlet has had their say on whether Saldana’s casting was the best choice. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the producers screened the film looking for foreign sales and distributors and there hasn’t been any feedback. In fact, there’s a lawsuit filed by director Cynthia Mort claiming its British production company has hijacked the film.

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