Been So Long: Netflix unveils trailer for Michaela Coel musical
James R | On 02, Oct 2018
Romance, rage and revenge. See Camden as you’ve never seen it before in the trailer for Been So Long, Netflix’s neon-soaked, modern musical.
Starting Michaela Coel, the film follows Simone, 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.
From Tinge Krishnan, who helmed 2011’s Junkhearts, the movie sees the director head back to the London Film Festival for multiple screenings this month, before launching worldwide on Netflix on Friday 26th October.
Here’s the video:
Netflix’s Been So Long, starring Michaela Coel, heads to London Film Festival
29th September 2018
Tinge Krishnan’s Been So Long, starring Michaela Coel, is heading to the London Film Festival this October, before it’s released on Netflix.
The modern London musical, which reimagines Camden as a romanttheic neon-soaked wonderland, will see the London-based writer-director return to the LFF after her debut Junkhearts screened at the festival in 2011. This sophomore feature, though, is an entirely different beast.
Based on Ché Walker’s stage play and retaining Arthur Darvill’s original songs, the romance stars Black Earth Rising and Chewing Gun’s Michaela Coel as dedicated and whip-smart single mum Simone, whose encounter with the confident yet secretive Raymond (Arinzé Kene, reprising his role from the Young Vic production) leaves her head spinning.
The charismatic pair lead an all-singing and all-dancing ensemble of homegrown talent, including Ronke Adekoluejo, George MacKay, Luke Norris, Joe Dempsie and Arsher Ali.
The film screens at the London Film Festival on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Monday 15th October, before arriving on Netflix on Friday 26th October. Here’s a poster for the film: