Netflix is the king of streaming content and Been So Long is a London-based musical about love and life that stars Michaela Coel, the co-creator and star of the acclaimed series Chewing Gum (also on Netflix). Been So Long is based on a play of the same name written by Ché Walker who also serves as the movie’s screenwriter. The film is set for release on Netflix on October 26, 2018.

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About Been So Long

Official Description: A dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger.

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The trailer and film star Michaela Coel as Simone, a single mom who has little time for anything outside of work and her daughter. However, a night on the town with a friend helps Simone unwind, and while her guard is down, love sneaks in. The film is full of what looks to be heartwarming and butt-shaking songs. It’s directed by Tinge Krishnan who’s last effort behind the camera was an episode of The Exorcist TV show.

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Been So Long features a cast that includes ….

Michaela Coel as Simone
Arinzé Kene as Raymond
George MacKay as Gil
Joe Dempsie as Kestrel
Luke Norris as Barney
Arsher Ali as Jake
Rakie Ayola as Martina
Ashley Thomas as Wendell
Sophia La Porta as Willesden
Tom Forbes as Conrad
Mark Wingett as Bailiff
Genevieve Barr as Artemis
Ronke Adekoluejo as Yvonne

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If you’re a fan of musicals, then you’re likely ready for this to hit Netflix. Having the original writer of the play means the soul of this story is intact. Adding the incredible cast and doing it under the liberal rule of Netflix only makes it all better. However, the streaming king is cockeyed when it comes to shooting straight on cinematic projects. It’ll be interesting to see where Been So Long lands. At the very least, the music looks fun, so it’s worth a watch.

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