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Steve McQueen Out, 'Mother Of George' Helmer Andrew Dosunmu In To Direct 'Fela Kuti' Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 4:58 PM
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Andrew Dosunmu Fela Kuti
When we caught up with "12 Years A Slave" director Steve McQueen in Toronto, he told us he wanted to do something a bit different for his next movie. "I'll do a musical next. I want to do a musical, that's what I want to do," McQueen said, so naturally our thoughts turned to "Fela Kuti," the long developing biopic of the afrobeat legend. McQueen had been attached to this one for a while, even before he shot "Shame," with talk of his 'Slave' star Chiwetel Ejiofor taking the lead role. But it looks like things are changing.

Watch: Trailer For Sundance Award Drama 'Mother Of George' Featuring 'The Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 8, 2013 2:28 PM
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At this year's Sundance Film Festival, Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George" received strong buzz and lots of notice, largely thanks to Danai Gurira's standout performance (which is why we named her one of our 15 Breakout Artists To Watch). Gurira is probably best known as Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead" and/or for her stellar film debut in "The Visitor." But reteaming with Dosunmnu—their first film together was "Restless City," which screened at Sundance two years ago—seems to have paid off with a role in a movie that will certainly get her landing on more radars.

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