Sammy Davis Jr. biopic moves ahead at Paramount with Charles Murray to pen script

Paramount Pictures has assigned Charles Murray the task of writing a script for a biopic on musical icon Sammy Davis Jr. Per Deadline, the film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura; fellow musical icon Lionel Richie,; and Mike Menchel. The movie is based on several resources, among them the singer’s 1965 memoir “Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis Jr”, which Davis wrote with Jane and Burt Boyar.

Murra is described as having “had read pretty much everything written about Davis Jr and came in with an encyclopedic knowledge of the iconic entertainer’s life and pretty much all dance movies”, says Menchel. Previous producing/writing credits by the writer include “Sons of Anarchy” and “Luke Cage”.

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