The movie said to be inspired by a book penned by his daughter Tracey Davis and Dolores A. Barclay titled Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father, will delve into the entertainer’s personal life; capturing his childhood and rise to fame. It will also focus on the racism Davis endured in the entertainment industry during the Jim Crow era and how he used his platform to fight for social justice.
“I am thrilled to know my father’s life, both private and public, will be brought to the big screen with this team of storytellers,” his daughter Tracey said in a statement, according to the news outlet. “My father was an extraordinary man, who experienced tremendous joys and fought tough battles throughout his years coming up in the industry. His was not an easy road, but, like he did in all aspects of his life, he gave it everything he had. We plan to do the same with this film.”
The movie will look at the singer’s later life. In his 60s, he tried to pull off the biggest showbiz reunion in history — but first, he had to mend all the relationships he’d broken along the way to stardom, including the one with his daughter. The drama will be told from that vantage point, with impressionistic flashbacks painting the picture of his rise from child prodigy to global superstar. Read FULL article on DEADLINE