Every year there’s a fight between two dueling projects whether it be Alexander the Great or Truman Capote. On very rare occasions there’s even potentially three films on the same subject.
Now however comes a unique situation – there’s apparently FOUR separate features in the works based on the life on the legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. says The New York Times. The four contenders consist of:
“In Black and White” – Denzel Washington stars in and may direct Wil Haywood’s biography for Universal & Imagine Entertainment.
“Sammy and Kim” – Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) stars in the film which deals with Davis’s affair with actress Kim Novak in the 1950s.
“Yes, I Can” – Based on Davis Jr’s own 1965 autobiography and whilst no actors have been set, this is the one Davis’s widow has endorsed.
“Yes, I Can” Documentary – A documentary also based on the 1965 autobiography and Burt Boyar’s filmed interviews with Davis.