Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Strikes Biggest UK Deal on Michaela Coel Musical 'Been So Long' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Strikes Biggest UK Deal on Michaela Coel Musical 'Been So Long' (Exclusive)

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Streaming giant buys worldwide rights to London-set love story.

Netflix has pre-bought worldwide rights from Film Constellation to London-set musical Been So Long, starring Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) and Arinzé Kene (The Pass).

The splashy multi-million dollar deal is understood to be the largest single acquisition of a UK film by the streaming giant.

Been So Long is a modern-day romance set on the streets of Camden, historically one of London’s musical hotbeds (the area is the former home of Amy Winehouse).

Bafta-winner Coel, whose TV series Chewing Gum was a hit for Netflix in the US, plays a single mother who, on a rare night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger (former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Kene). …

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