Fela Kuti Biopic in the Works.

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Now Fela Kuti is getting a biopic.

The progenitor of Afrobeat and a political radical, Fela Kuti is more deserving of a biopic than most. In the 70s, he fought the military government of Nigeria, who raided his house in ’77, put him in jail with a fractured skull, and threw his mother out of a second-story window. He died of AIDS in 1997. Focus Features is basing the movie on the book Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon by Michael Veal.

Peep “Coffin for Head of State.” When he got out of jail, Fela and his people marched to the government headquarters and left a coffin there.

Download: Fela Kuti – Coffin for Head of State

There’s also a biopic about Miles Davis starring Don Cheadle in the making as well as two about Marvin Gaye. Let’s all try to forget about Notorious, which I’m avoiding like the plague.

via THR

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