Dion and Roxanne are ready to produce and finance “The Daryl Davis Project” with Avent Taylor’s Hidden Empire film group Misha Collins, Thirty Hoffman, Victoria Vantok, Philip Snyder and two-time Academy Award winner Hillary Swan.
The new project tells the true story of Daryl Davis (in the real picture), a black pianist who uses music to build impossible friendships with KKK members with a mission to take their hearts away from allegiance to white supremacy. Davis began his mission to fight racism in the 1980s and he now proudly owns the hoods and costumes of more than 200 former clansmen who returned them to him.
The film will be adapted from Davis’ autobiography, “Clan-Destiny Relationships: A Black Man’s Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan.” Hoffman and Collins first chose the story from Davis, and the production team is now actively seeking an author to write the script for the film.
“This story may not be timely and the fact that it is real makes it even more interesting,” Taylor said Diversity Of the project. “Daryl is one of those great examples of how a person can make a huge difference in the world, no matter who they are, where they come from or the color of their skin.”
Hoffman and Collins added: “What we like about the story is that it’s about a man who fights racism and goes straight to his eternal people and treats them like human beings – forcing them to discover Hate that connection is impossible, “
“It’s so important to find our identities in this day and age,” Swank concluded. “When we find something that can unite us, we can help limit what we can divide. This story is a shining example of that. I couldn’t be more thrilled to develop Daryl’s story and let us play this character on screen and Thrilled to have his team.
Taylor is represented by Endeavor Content and UTA; Collins is represented by UTA and Management 360; Hofmann is represented by WME; And Swank is represented by WME and Management 360.