Dr. Dre has been asked to score the upcoming Nina Simone Biopic starring Zoe Saldana.
While it's anyone's guess if and when Detox will surface, there could be some new Dr. Dre material headed our way soon. There is a Nina Simone biopic currently in the works, and it's been reported that Dre has been asked to provide its original score.
“If we can get Dr. Dre involved, it could be very modern arrangements,” said Gene Kirkwood, the film's producer. “He’s going to see a rough cut in about a week and a half. I would love for him to do what Quincy did with In the Heat of the Night and [what] Quincy did with In Cold Blood. Quincy did a lot of scoring. I would love if Dre’s next step would be to score it. That would be a great challenge.”
The film was initially set to star Mary J. Blige in the title role, but was then strangely replaced by Zoe Saldana (a good 8 years younger than Blige, and bearing very little resemblance to Simone) early this year.
Dr. Dre has yet to confirm whether or not he will score the film.