Fela Kuti

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  • posted Sep. 17, 2013 from focusfeatures.com

    Focus Features

  • added Chris Abani as screenwriter (most recent) to credits
  • changed the title from "Fela" to "Fela Kuti"
  • added a synopsis
  • A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was the king of Afrobeat, a fusion of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, and Yoruba chants and rhythms. Taki... show all

  • changed the status of Steve McQueen to Former
  • added Andrew Dosunmu as director to credits
  • changed the production status to Pre-Production

  • posted May. 4, 2010 from Deadline

    As 'Fela!' Lands 11 Tony Noms, Pic On The Musician/Activist Signs Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • The Broadway musical Fela! received 11 Tony nominations this morning, and a Focus Features movie about the African musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti now officially has its leading man. Chiwetel Ejiofor is formally attached to play Fela in the film that will be directed by Steve McQueen, the British artist who made his he...

  • added Chiwetel Ejiofor to the credits

  • posted Dec. 8, 2009 from Variety

    Focus to film 'Fela' feature

  • Focus Features has set Steve McQueen to direct "Fela," a feature film based on the life of African musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti -- the subject of the recently opened Broadway musical "Fela!"

  • added a synopsis
  • "The movie will focus on the life of African musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti."
  • added Leigh Blake to the credits
  • added Lydia Dean Pilcher to the credits
  • added Biyi Bandele to the credits
  • added Steve McQueen to the credits
  • added Focus Features as a distributor
  • changed the production status to Development
  • created the movie profile
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