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A long-in-the-works Sam Cooke biopic has taken a significant step toward becoming a reality, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The screenwriters behind the all-Beatles musical “Across the Universe” have finished their adaptation of Peter Guralnick’s definitive biography of Sam Cooke for ABKCO, which owns Cooke’s publishing and the bulk of his master recordings.

ABKCO CEO Jody Klein is now looking for a director.

Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais recently completed their adaptation of “Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke,” which Klein optioned in the fall of 2009. The book was published in 2005, two years after Guralnick had written the script for “Sam Cooke: Legend,” the only authorized documentary on Cooke. It won a Grammy for longform video.

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article courtesy of Eurweb.com

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