WEEK IN WOMEN: Regina King to Direct ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI – Brandy McDonnell reports
Oscar winner Regina King is set to direct the fact-based drama One Night in Miami, based on the debut play from Kemp Powers, who has adapted it for the screen. Set on the night of Feb. 25, 1964, the narrative follows a young Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
Against all odds, he has defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds swarm Miami Beach’s hot spots to celebrate the match, Clay is unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws. So, the boxer 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. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.