'Nina' Trailer: See Zoe Saldana Transform Into Nina Simone

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David Oyelowo stars alongside Saldana in the biopic of the late jazz singer.

In the trailer for Nina, we get a first look at Zoe Saldana's portrayal of the famous jazz singer Nina Simone.

The film, the directorial debut of Cynthia Mort, focuses on Simone's relationship with her nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson, played by Selma's David Oyelowo. The trailer sees the songstress later in her career, as she stages a comeback following her hospitalization and battle with addiction.

For the role, Saldana wore makeup to darken her skin, as well as a prosthetic nose.  

Nina hits theater on April 22.