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Michaela Coel Set to Star In Upcoming Feature-Length Musical 'Been So Long'

The 'Chewing Gum' showrunner is the lead in a new London-set musical 'Been So Long.'

If you're like us and can't seem to get enough of Chewing Gum showrunner, Michaela Coel, then you'll be just as excited to know that the British-Ghanian actress will star in an upcoming full-length feature based on a popular stage musical that premiered at London's Young Vic theater back in 2009.


Been So Long, is a modern love story that follows Simone (Coel), a single mother who falls for a stranger during a night out in London's, vibrant Camden neighborhood. "Set against the backdrop of an ever-changing city, Been So Long is a fresh take on love, life and moving on," reports Shadow and Act.

We'll get a chance to see Coel's musical chops, as the cast features a slew of talented dancers and singers including Arinzé Kene, George Mackay, Ronke Adekoluejo and more. The film's soundtrack is said to feature an eclectic mix of originally produced R&B, UK dance, and neo-soul songs.

She's already captured our hearts as Tracey on Chewing Gum, and she'll likely do so again when we see her on the big screen!

The latest season of Chewing Gum hits Netflix on April 4!

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