Andrew Dosunmu to Bring out the Funk; Helmer Boards Focus Features’ Fela Kuti Biopic
septembre 2013 | Tournages | Cinéma/TV | Nigeria
Source : IonCinema


It was supposed to be the possible project that 12 Years a Slave filmmaker Steve McQueen would possibly direct after his stunning debut (Hunger), but now it’s one of the more prominent members of the current wave of talented indie filmmakers who’ll take on a project featuring one of Africa’s musical icons. TheWrap reports that Andrew Dosunmu (the helmer of Restless City and Mother of George – Oscilloscope Laboratories 09.07) will direct Fela Kuti – the biopic that Chris Abani and Focus’ own James Schamus have been drafting all the way back since 2009. In our books, this should make for one lush, visually sensual portraits.

Gist: Based on Michael Veal’s « Fela: The Life and Times of An African Musical Icon, » this is about the human rights activist, sexual revolutionary and political maverick. Fela Kuti was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

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