The Cine Mosaic production is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Leigh Blake.
Nigerian poet Chris Abani and Focus co-topper James Schamus have written the most recent drafts of the movie's screenplay. Focus exec Teresa Moneo is supervising.
The source material is Michael Veal's 2000 book "Fela: The Life and Times of An African Musical Icon" but is not an adaptation of, or affiliated with, the Broadway musical "Fela!"
Dosunmu's "Mother of George," starring Isaach De Bankole and Danai Gurira, premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope this month. The Nigerian director's "Restless City" premiered at Sundance in 2011 and was released theatrically by Screen Media Films in 2012.
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