Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chiwetel Ejiofor cast as Fela

Chiwetel Ejiofor has officially been announced as the actor to play Fela in the biopic about the legendary musician and activist.

The movie is currently in development by Focus Features who secured the rights of Fela's music and a book by Michael Veal titled "Fela: The life and Times of an African Musical Icon'. The movie will be directed by Steve McQueen, director of the critically acclaimed Hunger.

Ejiofor has already been learning to play piano and saxophone in preparation for the role.

First Showing

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