London-based Ealing Studios is putting together a biopic about the jazz legend, best remembered for such hits as My Baby Just Cares for Me and I Put A Spell on You. William Morris Endeavor’s Global Finance & Distribution Group brought the film to Ealing to finance, produce and sell internationally. WME Global is handling North American rights. Cynthia Mort, who wrote Neil Jordan’s The Brave One, is writing and directing.
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