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Regina King to Make Feature Directorial Debut with 'One Night in Miami'


Regina King (Watchmen) is set to make her feature directorial debut with One Night in Miami. Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge, Eli Goree and Leslie Odom, Jr. are all set to star in the adaptation of the 2013 play by the same name by Kemp Powers, who will also write the script for the film.

Set on the night of February 25, 1964, after Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston, the film imagines Clay (Goree) staying in the Hampton House Motel in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami with Malcolm X (Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Odom), and Jim Brown (Hodge), and discussing their responsibilities in moving toward equality and empowerment for black people in the United States. King says the film is a "love letter to black manhood that powerfully explores themes of race, identity and friendship".

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Tags: adaptations, black celebrities, film - in development, film director, lin-manuel miranda / hamilton
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