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SAMMY GETS THE BIOPIC TREATMENT

Yes, he can: Lionel Richie is leading a team to produce a biopic on Sammy Davis Jr. The project is the first since Davis’ heirs settled 27 years of disputes over the rights to Sammy in April.

The Davis’ heirs have granted Richie, Yes, I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis Jr. co-author Burt Boyar, Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints executive producer Mike Menchel the rights to Davis’ life story.

Says Richie, “It’s an honor for me to bring the life of one of my idols and friend to the screen. I’m so grateful to be working closely with the Davis family on this and couldn’t be happier to be moving forward on this passion project.”

Di Bonaventura positioned Davis’ tale as “a uniquely American story of one man's ability to use his talents to reach the pinnacle of his profession."

 

 

REVENUE CHART:
DOUBLE DIVAS
The song we needed (6/5a)
IMPACTING NOW: THE PROMOTION COALITION
The buddy system in action (6/4a)
IN “BLACK LIKE ME,”
MICKEY GUYTON
NUDGES AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE
Making it real in Music City (6/4a)
A CHROMATIC TOP 20
Bringing joy to a world that desperately needs it (6/4a)
BROWN PUSHES FOR A "BEAUTIFUL" WORLD
Kane is able. (6/4a)
WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
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