The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul meets the High Priestess of Soul. Mary J. Blige is attached to a star in a Nina Simone biopic. The as-yet untitled project would be the singer's first starring role in a film. If written and directed carefully, this could be very interesting—there's no replacing Nina Simone, but Mary would be the perfect vehicle to introduce the legendary singer's music and the turbulent 1960s to a generation of apathetic couch potatoes. Let's just keep you-know-who away from this project, mm'kay?
Speaking of MJB, did anyone catch her new video?