Date: 4th January 2001

Bojangles Biopic To Air Feb.4

Pay-TV channel Showtime has set Feb. 4 as the premiere date for Bojangles, its biopic of legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

The movie stars Gregory Hines in the title role and co-stars Peter Riegert of The Sopranos and Savion Glover of Broadway's Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk and the recent Spike Lee movie Bamboozled.

The film is based on the biography of Robinson, who died in 1949, by Jim Haskins and N.R. Mitgang, and is directed by Joseph Sargent.

Source: Studio Briefing