Andre 3000 to Play Sammy Davis Jr. in Upcoming Biopic

andre3000.jpgAndre “3000” Benjamin of Outkast is reportedly set to portray legendary crooner Sammy Davis Jr. in and upcoming film. According to the New York Times, music video director Earle Sebastian and former Roc-A-Fella co-CEO Damon Dash are joining forces to produce the project. Entitled Sammy and Kim, the film will detail Davis’ controversial relationship with white actress Kim Novak. At the time, interracial relationships were still considered largely taboo, and the romance almost ruined both Davis’ and Novak’s careers. Sam Kashner, who covered the controversy in Vanity Fair, will pen the screenplay with his wife Nancy Schoenberger. Sammy and Kim is one of four Davis related films currently in the works. Denzel Washington is expected to direct In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr., and Davis’ widow, Altovise. is working on Yes I Can, based on a 1965 book about her late husband. A documentary based on Yes I Can is also reportedly in the works.

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    1st Gangsta

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt Loony T

    Andre 3000, best rapper ever, period. No one is more versatile than this man.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    hitting the bigtime … hopefully he does a good enough job to get on Jamie Foxx award status ..

  • http://www.myspace.com/mrmanish707 Mr Manish707

    Keep yo heart 3 stacks keep yo heart… doing yo thang man i look up to you brothah

  • Rockcity

    Best MC in the south, Good Job I hope he kill it. . . IN a good way

  • john cochran

    Im so glad they’re finally giving rappers real roles in film and not just token thug/dealer. do ya thing dre.

  • Rodjilius

    sadly i think that hes gonna quit rap soon maybe u guys know this or not but thats just what i think

  • Ali

    naw man he left rap like MJ left b-ball but he came back too….u hear all them remixes? killed every1 each time

  • NiLeS

    word

  • 205rep

    i see eddie griffen playing sammy more than anyone

  • BklynBandette

    I would have guessed Tommy Davidson would get the role. Whatever, I got love for Andre and I know he’ll do the Damn Thing!

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  • Wilma

    First of all, the book that claims Sammy to be part-Cuban is nonsense. The Haywood book is NOT endorsed by the estate. It is also ridiculous to believe that in the 50′s Cubans walked around denying their “Cubanness” for ANY reasons. If Celia, Desi or Cesar Romero did nto do it, what would make some dumb authtor to put forth a change that is not even true. Denzel should know better than to proceed with un-factual claims that were never supported by either Sammy or his wife and family. The problem with many Americans in the U.S. is their liking to switch history to some revisionist version that is straight up FALSE.