OSCAR winner Denzel Washington has signed to direct and produce a biopic of SAMMY DAVIS JNR.

The TRAINING DAY star - who will not play the RAT PACK legend - has already directed 2002 drama Antwone Fisher.

According to VARIETY magazine, writer WIL HAYGOOD, whose biography IN BLACK AND WHITE: THE LIFE OF SAMMY DAVIS JNR is the blueprint for the film, will be penning the first draft.

06/07/2004 13:55