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Respect 2020 Pre-Production

Aretha Franklin begins her career as a child singing gospel at the church of he… more

Aretha Franklin begins her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church. With songs like "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think", Franklin gained the title "The Queen of Soul" by the end of the 1960s.

Fela Kuti TBA Pre-Production

A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti… more

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. Taking on Nigeria’s rapidly changing and often corrupt government in the 1970s, Fela pushed boundaries in art and life. His legacy as a charismatic visionary continues to inspire the contemporary hip-hop world and generations of artists who believe in the power of music to transform people and cultures.

Company: Focus Features

Dusty Springfield TBA Pre-Production

Born in London as Mary O'Brien in 1939, Springfield became the finest white soul… more

Born in London as Mary O'Brien in 1939, Springfield became the finest white soul singer of her era, scoring such hits as "I Only Want to Be With You" and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself." In 1969, Springfield released what is widely considered her masterpiece, "Dusty in Memphis," an album that yielded the classic "Son of a Preacher Man" but was a commercial failure. The singer battled substance abuse and a decline in artistic fortunes that ended only when she dueted with the Pet Shop Boys for 1990's "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" She died in 1999 at age 59 after a long battle with cancer.

Company: Number 9 Films

Sexual Healing TBA Pre-Production

The movie chronicles late Motown legend Marvin Gaye's self-imposed exile in Euro… more

The movie chronicles late Motown legend Marvin Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling drugs, domestic issues and label headaches. There, he was rescued by a promoter who helped Gaye record his biggest-selling album, "Midnight Love," which yielded the monster comeback hit, "Sexual Healing." Gaye's life was cut short the day before his 45th birthday in 1984, when his father killed him.

The Power Of Love TBA Pre-Production

A fictionalized story inspired by the life of Céline Dion.

Company: Gaumont
Location: France

Amy Winehouse TBA Pre-Production

An Amy Winehouse biopic - Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, five year… more

An Amy Winehouse biopic - Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, five years after rising to international fame with her “Back to Black” album.

Company: Lotus

Dionne TBA Pre-Production

The film will cover the period early in singer Dionne Warwick's career from 1962… more

The film will cover the period early in singer Dionne Warwick's career from 1962 through 1968.

Company: AMBI Media Group

Heart Beats 3D TBA Pre-Production

A feisty US hop-hop dancer falls in love with a man and a new dance style while… more

A feisty US hop-hop dancer falls in love with a man and a new dance style while attending a wedding in India.

Company: Das Films

Untitled Kit Lambert Pr... TBA Pre-Production

Kit Lambert discovers the rock band The Who while he is trying to make a film ab… more

Kit Lambert discovers the rock band The Who while he is trying to make a film about the band, known then as the High Numbers. Instead, he decides to manage the band and to launch their musical career, and with Chris Stamp -- brother of Terence Stamp -- Lambert pushes Townshend to take The Who into more experimental avenues. The result is the seminal rock opera album "Tommy," which later becomes a Ken Russell film. Lambert also works with Jimi Hendrix and other artists, and is as known for self-destruction as they are.