'One Night In Miami' Regina King's Directorial Debut To Tell The Story Of 4 Iconic Black Heroes Via Fiction

'One Night In Miami' Regina King's Directorial Debut To Tell The Story Of 4 Iconic Black Heroes Via Fiction

The movie is based on the play by Kemp Powers.

Regina King took the world by storm by her absolutely incredible performance in the HBO series 'Watchmen' and her directorial debut is already being anticipated as the one worth waiting for. Based on a play written by Kemp Powers, 'One Night In Miami' is believed to be a strong presentation of the lives of 4 iconic black heroes in American history.

According to sources, the story would be fictionalized but would be based on pre-Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Malcolm X, and Sam Cooke. The website Shadow And Act posted the description of the movie and the storyline looks incredible. 

This is what they wrote on their website: "Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the story follows a young Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he’s defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the world of boxing. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay — unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws — spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the men emerge determined to define a new world.  In One Night in Miami, Powers aims to pinpoint exactly what happened during those pivotal hours. Featuring the music of Cooke, including his hit song, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the film offers a piercing narrative for the evening, which challenges the four men, strips them bare and reveals them for who they were."

It's definitely going be one great tale!

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