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    New Buy: Kino Lorber Acquires Alex Gibney's Fela Kuti Doc 'Finding Fela'

    Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to "Finding Fela," the Alex Gibney documentary which had its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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    'Mother of George' Director Andrew Dosunmu to Direct Fela Kuti Biopic

    "Mother of George" director Andrew Dosunmu will direct "Fela Kuti,"the Fela Kuti biopic in development at Focus Features, Focus Features CEO James Schamus and co-CEO Andrew Karpen, announced today.

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

    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 de...

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    Steve McQueen Discusses His Short-Hand With Michael Fassbender, The Influence Of Pasolini On 'Shame' And His Fela Kuti Biopic

    Not every filmmaker has a background as a controversial, award-winning artist. But film has always been intrinsic to Turner Prize-winner Steve McQueen's work  -- 1997's "Deadpan," for instance, recreated Buster Keaton's legendary collapsing building stunt in "Steamboa...

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    Focus Features' James Schamus Talks Steve McQueen's Fela Kuti Biopic

    Acclaimed Nigerian Author Chris Abani Now Writing The ScriptWith English helmer Steve McQueen set to begin lensing early next year on the sex addiction drama "Shame" featuring the promising trio of Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale, we simply assumed that the project would be t...

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