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  • Fela Kuti
  • added Chiwetel Ejiofor to the credits May. 4, 2010
  • 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 helming debut on Hunger, the drama about the Irish hunger strike that starred Michael Fassbender.

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