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Another Attempt at a Sam Cooke Biopic in Collaboration w/ His Family (Who Should Star?)

17 March 2015 7:51 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It was in mid-2011 when we first announced that a Sam Cooke biopic was in the works.  At the time, a script had already been written (by the screenwriters who penned Julie Taymor's "Across The Universe," and "The Commitments" - Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais), which was an adaptation of Peter Guralnick's 2005 bio, "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke." The news came 4 years after author Guralnick produced the award-winning documentary "Sam Cooke: Legend," said to be "the only authorized documentary on Cooke."  The film was to cover Cooke's entire life (born in 1931, died in »

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