Nina Simone’s documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? is scheduled to premiere on Netflix next year.
The documentary, directed by Liz Garbus, follows the late music icon and “traces Simone’s life with the help of never-before-heard tapes, in which Simone tells her own life story,” according to Thecelebritycafe.com.
“I’m thrilled that Netflix has embraced the incredible story of Nina Simone and partnered with RadicalMedia on this film,” Garbus recently said in a statement.
“For each of her millions of fans, Nina feels like a treasured secret,” Garbus added. “With What Happened, Miss Simone?, I’m excited to help bring her passion, her music, and her story to the world.”
“In What Happened, Miss Simone?, Liz Garbus paints a brave and provocative picture of Nina Simone — artist, civil rights activist and heroine — in a film that we’ve loved from Day 1 and are proud to bring to our viewers around the world,” Netflix’s vice president of original documentary programming Lisa Nishimura said in a statement.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 5, 2014
Simone died in 2003 at the age of 70. However, her work with music and civil rights remains prevalent today. There have been talks about a possible feature film about Simone’s life, but nothing has come of it so far.
Garbus has also directed Love, Marilyn, Bobby Fischer Against the World, There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane, Girlhood, and The Farm: Angola, USA.
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