Netflix's black film vertical Strong Black Lead took to Twitter to announce the release date for Been So Long—a feature-length musical starring the illustrious Michaela Coel and artist to watch Arinzé Kene.
We first got wind of the project being in development last year and it'll finally be available for viewing globally via Netflix on October 26.
Because we deserve to have OUR La La Land too, y’all. https://t.co/BB8jxlHgKC— Strong Black Lead (@Strong Black Lead)1537983520.0
Check out the synopsis from Netflix below:
Romance, rage and revenge. 'Been So Long' is a neon soaked, modern day romance set on the streets of London's musical hot-bed of Camden. We follow Simone (Michaela Coel), a dedicated single mother who, on a rare night on the town is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger, Raymond (Arinzé Kene), igniting old and new feelings. Set against the backdrop of an ever-changing city, 'Been So Long' is a fresh take on love, life and moving on.
Been So Long is also based on the stage play created by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill. It's been well-received by critics since its premiere at The Young Vic.
The solid cast for the feature film is rounded out by George Mackay (Gil), Ronke Adekoluejo (Yvonne), Ashley Thomas, Luke Norris, Joe Dempsie, Rakie Ayola and Mya Lewis.
Shadow and Act reports Netflix snagging the global rights to the film is their biggest UK deal yet. The film is supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) and Film4 with Lizzie Francke, Eva Yates, Jane Wright and Indira Guha as the executive producers.
UPDATE 10/01/2018: The trailer for Been So Long is here.
Take a look at a glimpse of the musical feature below.