The much-criticized decision to cast Zoe Saldana as the lead in an upcoming Nina Simone biopic took another turn as new pictures of the Saldana-to-Simone transformation were released.

Although Saldana does appear to look more of the part than she did in the other released pics, these pictures will likely do nothing to quell the overwhelming skepticism about whether the actress can effectively pull off the legendary Simone.

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