The "Chewing Gum" star will be whisked away into love for Tinge Krishnan film.
For those of you who love Michaela Coel, get ready for some more goodness.
The British talent behind Chewing Gum is working on a musical that will have her singing and dancing.
As reported by Shadow and Act, 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, 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.
Backed by the British Film Institute, the music featured will be a mix of R&B, dance and soul. Former music video director, Tinge Krishnan will be directing the project through Disruptive Element Films.
“Yeah, I know this will sound a bit ridiculous and probably I’ll change my mind, but really my work is such a big part of my life,” Coel told The Guardian.
“I like making work and it doesn’t sound crazy to me to dedicate my life to doing that. And when I’m dead, this stuff still exists and not a lot of other things do.”
[MUSIC] I think that religion and sexuality play a big part in this show. In part because of her mom. And her mom is, yes, a little crazy. [SOUND] Don't forget dinner. My gosh, yes okay. But she just wants the best fo her daughters and she want them to be saved but there's a line Yeah. In saving that she often like crossed. And that comes to ahead in this season when the lady from the Union mission thing. Is she just like, I guess, a council worker? I don't know. I don't know. Like shuts down her church. But I think that the mom, like a lot of our black moms, they pray over us. They want us to live wonderful, happy lives. She just was crazy as hell. Yeah, I also love that in the season We got more about her mom and also the fact that we explore the fact that her mom doesn't really have an identity aside from her children and religion. Jesus is her main priority. Jesus, yeah. Like #1 head of her heart soul household and everything. Only man that matters. When boy Tracy shows up. [LAUGH] Tracy, Tracy, Tracy [SOUND] First of all, let's talk about the sex party that boy Tracy [UNKNOWN] going to. No, no, no. And then ejaculates in the swimming pool. [LAUGH] In the swimming pool. It was so embarrassing. He had one job, just not in the pool. [LAUGH] He is a hot mess. He was a hot mess last season though, and when he came back i was really nervous and i was holding my breath, and it just took a turn i wasnt expecting. Yeah. Like- Because. He comes back and he's like, I don't have a crush on you anymore. I don't want you any more, i don't need you. I will have sex with a whole bunch of women. [MUSIC] And then he was like, I just don't bring myself to completion, because I'm saving it for my cousin. That's so weird, like Boy Tracy, you cannot hook up with your cousin. This is, it's 2017, like, maybe in like 18 something you could have but not today. Not today. It wasn't okay then, it's not okay now. It's not. The world is full of people, move on bro. It's not ever okay. [MUSIC]