[Movies] Jamie Foxx in Talks to Star in Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic For Oliver Stone
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.10.2013
The film would be authorized by King’s estate…
The Wrap reports that a long-developing biopic on Martin Luther King Jr. appears to be getting some new life at DreamWorks.
Jamie Foxx is reportedly in talks to star in the film with Oliver Stone tentatively planning to direct. Foxx and Stone previously worked together on Any Given Sunday in 1999.
The current iteration of the film has a script by Kario Salem and would be the first film to be authorized by King's estate. This would give the producers the right to utilize King's intellectual property, including his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the 1963 March on Washington, in order to create an accurate portrait of his life.