Documentary Underway About Nina Simone

Radical Media, the production company with credits including doc “Paradise 3: Purgatory” and Sundance Channel skein “Iconoclasts,” has begun development on a documentary about the life of Nina Simone, partnering on the untitled pic with the Simone estate and the singer’s daughter, the single-monikered Simone. Project is in its very early stages, with Radical in talks with potential directors and as well as with possible distribution partners, targeting a theatrical release. The documentary is unaffiliated with the bio-pic that’s also in the works with Zoe Saldana on board to play the singer. Simone’s estate is not involved in that project. Doc will incorporate previously unseen archival and performance footage following Simone’s life and career, from her youth in the south to her 2003 death in Franc

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