Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.
The basis is the “coat of many colors” story in the Bible’s the Book of Genesis from the Bible. more
Joseph, a handsome young man, is his father's favorite child and is able to interpret dreams. He is also the bearer of an amazing coat. His eleven brothers become insatiably jealous and sell Joseph into slavery. After refusing the advances of his owner's wife, Joseph is sent to jail. Once in jail, he quickly becomes popular due to his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharaoh soon hears of Joseph's ability and appoints him to the post of Number Two man in Egypt. Years later, Joseph's now starving brothers arrive in Egypt and ask Joseph, whom they don't recognize, for assistance. Joseph, in turn, gives his brothers a scare, but eventually grants them all they desire, reveals his identity, and reunites the family.
modified plot formulation from hollywoodreporter.com