Should Zoe Saldana play jazz musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic?
It's a question the New York Times is asking. "Few have attacked Ms. Saldana for her virtues as an actress," the broadsheet writes. "Instead, much of the reaction has focused on whether Ms. Saldana was cast because she, unlike Simone, is light skinned and therefore a more palatable choice for the Hollywood film."
And come Wednesday, Simone's brother and Nyacker Sam Waymon will sound off on the controversy.
Waymon is slated to discuss his thought at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Nyack Village Theater.
"Addressed will be the concern over a cinematic misportrayal, as well as Sam's close relationship with Simone," explained Richard Quinn, who operates Nyack Village Theatre, in a press release.
Waymon will make a statement and respond to questions, Quinn added.