Michaela Coel, writer and star of Chewing Gum has started shooting a musical, Been So Long, for Film Four. The new musical will be set in the modern day streets of Camden.
The soundtrack will champion RnB, nu-soul, UK dance and cinematic orchestration. The film is based on the 2009 stage musical by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill that premiered at The Young Vic and is directed by Tinge Krishnan.
Michaela stars as Simone, a young, spirited, single-minded mum with the soul of a poet. Ronke Adekoluejo, who played Amy on one episode of Chewing Gum also co-stars alongside alongside Arinzé Kene and George Mackay.