As we reported recently, Zoe Saldana is gearing up to play the legendary singer Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic simply titled Nina, but she won’t be the only member of the cast having to fill some Big shoes.
Mike Epps will be joining Saldana in the project, taking on what’s described as a “supporting role” to play iconic comedian Richard Pryor (you might remember him, if nothing else, for his role in 1983′s Superman III).
Turns out, Pryor used to open up for Simone back in the early ’60s, and in her autobiography Simone wrote about how she would help Pryor overcome his stage fright before every show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic is set to start shooting in Los Angeles this week, with Cynthia Mort directing from her own script. Mort previously wrote the screenplay for The Brave One and episode of Tell Me You Love Me, »
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