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Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic is Set to Be Produced At Paramount Pictures

Posted On: Jun 19, 2018   |   Posted By: GeekTyrant

The Sammy David Jr. biopic is set up at Paramount Pictures and it will be produced by Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. According to Deadline , the project is on the fast track and they are in the process of hiring a writer and director to take on the life of the iconic entertainer who could do it all. The movie will be based on the 1965 memoir Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. that he penned with Jane and Burt Boyar. Davis' heirs are also joining a producing team, which will also include Lionel Richie. Apparently, Richie was the key to getting all the right deals done to be able to bring Davis' story to the big screen. In a statement, he said: “I cannot tell you how excited I am about the signing of the Sammy Davis Jr. project with Paramount. I knew and loved Sammy dearly. "He was so kind to me at the beginning of my career and gave me advice that helped me become the artist that I am today. I am so happy for his kids that we can bring his story to the screen." The Memoir details Sammy...

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