Sammy Davis Jr Biopic In The Works, Lena Waithe To Produce
Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, director, and actress. She first gained notoriety for acting and writing on the comedy-drama series Master of None.
This is the second major project in the works about Davis Jr. The other, called “Scandalous!”, will be directed by Janet Mock with Jeremy Pope playing the late singer.
The synopsis reads:
“In his 60s, groundbreaking entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. tries to pull off the biggest showbiz reunion in history but first, he’ll have to mend all the relationships he’s broken along the way to stardom. Told in impressionistic flashbacks, the story of Sammy Davis, Jr.’s rise from child prodigy, to global superstar, as he fights racism, the Hollywood machine, and his personal demons in a last-ditch attempt to reclaim his former stardom.”