Los Angeles (PTI) Oscar winner Regina King is making her directorial debut with the film adaptation of Cassius Clay-Malcolm X play “One Night in Miami”.
The film is a take on Kemp Powers’ debut play which finds young boxer Cassius Clay, activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown hanging out together at a Miami motel, reported Deadline.
Powers will write the screenplay from the original material.
The story, which takes place on the evening of February 25, 1964, revolves around the four men who end up baring their true selves.
The film will features the music of Cooke, including the hit, “A Change Is Gonna Come”.
“One Night…” is being produced by Snoot Entertainment and ABKCO.