Lionel Richie Secures Rights For Curtis Mayfield Biopic

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EXCLUSIVE: Recording artist and newly minted American Idol judge Lionel Richie has been granted the rights to produce a feature based on the life of legendary songwriter and musician Curtis Mayfield. Richie, who acquired the rights from the Curtis Mayfield Estate, is mounting the project via his RichLion Productions. "It's an honor for me to bring the life of one of my idols and friend to the screen,” the former Commordores frontman said. “I'm so grateful to be working…