The project, titled “Sammy,” is in its early stages, but its producers are considering basing it off Wil Haygood’s 2003 book “In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr.”
Playtone has several Emmy-winning miniseries to its credit, including “Band Of Brothers,” “The Pacific,” “John Adams” and “Olive Kitteridge.”
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This isn’t the first attempt at a Davis Jr. biopic — a project was announced at Paramount Pictures in 2018 with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Lionel Richie and Mike Menchel, as well as Davis’ estate, signed on as producers.
Davis was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, comedian and activist known for doing comedic impressions of celebrities. From a young age,