di Bonaventura Plans Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is set to produce a new biopic about musician-dancer-actor Sammy Davis, Jr. for Paramount Pictures.

The story will follow the artist and activist from Vaudeville with his dad and uncle in the Will Mastin Trio to the integrated infantry in WWII to his big break in the short film “Sweet and Low” in 1947 as well as his chance meeting with Frank Sinatra.

The project, which will be based on Davis’ own 1965 memoir “Yes I Can,” is being taken out to writers and directors soon with the plan being to fast track the film. Lionel Richie and Mike Menchel will also produce.

Source: Deadline