Sam Cooke biopic in the works as a 'murder mystery' (Updated)
UPDATE: ABKCO Films, the only company authorized by Sam Cooke’s widow and surviving siblings to produce a biopic of Sam Cooke’s life, has stated that recent media reports about a proposed biographical film on the life of Sam Cooke and LC Cooke’s purported involvement with the project are false. ABKCO Films is currently casting a Sam Cooke biopic from a script written and to be directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move, Devil In A Blue Dress, One True Thing) based on Peter Guralnick’s best-selling biography Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke. Guralnick also wrote the script for Sam Cooke: Legend, the Grammy winning long form documentary that ABKCO produced.
LC Cooke, brother of Sam Cooke, commented on his role in the project, “Reports that I am involved with or have endorsed any Sam Cooke film biography other than the one that ABKCO Films is producing are totally false. I have been working with ABKCO for many years and am looking forward to bringing Sam’s story to the public in the near future.”