Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan Set For Remake

Kulturnytt reports that Kasper Collin’s 2016 documentary I Called Him Morgan, about jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, is to be remade by the same team behind Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching For Sugar Man.

I Called Him Morgan, which has garnered critical acclaim since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, is an exploration of the tempestuous relationship between Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who shot him dead during a gig at a New York bar in 1972.

Many years later, Helen was interviewed about her life with the brilliant but erratic musician, and the tapes of that interview form the backbone of this film.

Whilst he will not direct the remake, Kasper Collin will remain involved as a producer. He told Kulturnytt:

“It’s still a bit unclear how much I want to be involved. Whether I feel like I’m done with this or not. But I will contribute with my immense experience and knowledge on the subject… The people I am working with in the United States are the same team that worked on Searching For Sugar Man. So it’s very exciting.”

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