“Precious” and “The Butler” director Lee Daniels is reportedly circling a telemovie biopic about Sammy Davis Jr. at HBO.
The story will be a interesting one – from the entertainer’s early career and Rat Pack days to his controversial marriage to May Britt.
One issue is that of rights as there’s a lot of legal issues about who owns what, and which books are optioned.
Tommy Davidson (“In Living Color”) was previously linked to play Davis Jr., but reportedly that isn’t going to happen now.
Source: Showbiz 411