Earlier this week I heard a rumor that Mary J. Blige was being replaced in the starring role in the Nina Simone biopic with Zoë Saldaña and I thought ‘wow’ that’s a stretch. Folks are saying that MJB wasn’t up to the challenge but according to The Hollywood ReporterMary walked because of funding issues. But still why Zoë? Does she look like Nina? Not at all (but neither does MJB) Does she sing like Nina? Umm doubtful–can she sing at all? I finally realize that this all comes down to the box office gamble and apparently to some…
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