Fela: Chiwetel Ejiofor to play the lead

Tue May 4, 2010 Return to Film News

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is attached to play Fela Anikulapo Kuti in the biopic "Fela".

  • The story follows the life of the African musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti who is as famous for his Afrobeat musical style--a fusion of jazz, funk and West African drums--as he was for speaking out against government oppression in Nigeria.

  • Steve McQueen ("Hunger") will direct.

Source: Deadline
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