Focus Features is developing a biopic about Nigerian musician and political maverick Fela Kuti says The Hollywood Reporter.
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti garnered fame in the U.S. for his fusion style of music known as Afrobeat. He often was imprisoned on what human-rights groups called trumped-up charges when he went back to his native country and spoke out against its government and policies. He died in 1997.
Focus will use Michael Veal’s book “Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon” as source material.