Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Indie Wire is reporting that Netflix and RadicalMedia are producing a new film on the life of Jazz and Blues icon, Nina Simone. The film titled, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” will be directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus and will be available exclusively on Netflix in 2015.

The “epic” film is being described as an “interweave of never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina’s most memorable songs, incorporating never-before-heard audio tapes, recorded over the course of 3 decades, of Nina telling her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers.” It will also feature rare concert footage and archival interviews, letters and diaries and commentary from Simone’s daughter Lisa Simone, friends, and collaborators.

“I’m thrilled that Netflix has embraced the incredible story of Nina Simone and partnered with RadicalMedia on this film,” said director Liz Garbus. “For each of her millions of fans, Nina feels like a treasured secret. With What Happened, Miss Simone?, I’m excited to help bring her passion, her music, and her story to the world.”

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” is being produced in conjunction with The Nina Simone Estate.

What is your favorite Nina Simone song?

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