"Sammy" por Tom Hanks: La vida de esta leyenda de Hollywood se convierte en una serie

"Sammy" by Tom Hanks: The life of this Hollywood legend becomes a series

"Sammy" by Tom Hanks: The life of this Hollywood legend becomes a series

Superstar Tom Hanks wants to work with “Empire” creator Lee Daniels to produce a miniseries about the life and work of iconic artist Sammy Davis Jr.

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Nowadays, biopics are back in fashion in the cinema, mainly due to the great success “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but biographical material also enjoys great popularity on television. Examples of this include the Netflix series “The Crown” about the life of Queen Elizabeth II or, more recently, the acclaimed anthology show “Feud,” the first season of which is about the rivalry between Hollywood stars Bette Davis and Joan. Crawford. goes.

And as now via Deadline became known, I also want Tom Hanks and “Empire” creator Lee Daniels will soon dedicate the life story of a world famous personality and turn it into a miniseries: Sammy Davis, Jr., who was one of the most successful artists in the world between the 1950s and 1980s and, among other things, a member of the legendary group of musicians Rat Pack, which included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

The book “In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.”, published in 2003, will serve as the basis for the adaptation of the series, which is still at a very early stage and has the simple title “Sammy.” It describes the artist’s entire life, from his beginnings as a singing and dance partner of his artist father, Sammy Davis senior, through his worldwide career to his tragic death from throat cancer in 1990.