Actress Regina King will make her theatrical directorial debut with the film adaptation of Kemp Powers’ play “One Night In Miami.”
According to Deadline, “One Night In Miami” is a drama set during the Jim Crow era in 1964. It is a fictional depiction based on the historic night that 22-year-old Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston in the Heavyweight Boxing Championship at Miami Beach Convention Center. With three of his closest friends: football star Jim Brown, singer Sam Cooke, and activist Malcolm X by his side, Clay sets out to celebrate one of the biggest nights of his life.
“The film offers a piercing narrative for the evening, which challenges the four men, strips them bare and reveals them for who they were,” Deadline reports.
Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder are set to produce the motion picture for Snoot Entertainment and Jody Klein will produce for ABCKO. The film adaptation will feature Cooke’s music, including “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
When it comes to Hollywood success, King is definitely the go-to right now. As a working, actress, producer, and director, King has won an Emmy, Golden Globe and an Oscar over the past year.