Monday, November 02, 2009
Samuel Jackson--Lead Role in Same Kind Of Different As Me
It's now official. Samuel L. Jackson has signed up to play Denver Moore and also co-produce the film version of Same Kind of Different As Me. I can just see him in this role.
The bestselling true story focuses on the unlikely friendship of Ron Hall and Denver Moore, and was written with Lynn Vincent (also recent author of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue). Same Kind of Different As Me has spent 53 weeks on the New York Time paperback nonfiction bestseller list. The book was represented by Lee Hough at Alive Communications. It was optioned for film by Veralux Media in 2008. Now that Samuel Jackson has signed on, the script is being shopped for production financing.
Variety.com reports that "Ralph Winter will produce the film through his 1019 Entertainment production company with Veralux’s Mark Clayman and Jennifer Gates. Jackson will executive produce with Brad Reeves, Susana Zepeda, and Todd Shuster." The screenwriters are Roderick and Bruce Taylor.
I sure hope the financing comes through and this movie is made. I look forward to seeing it.