[Movies] Oliver Stone Announces Exit from Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.18.2014
He’s no longer involved…
Writer and director Oliver Stone announced earlier on his Twitter account that he is no longer involved with the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic. In a series of tweets, Stone cited that there were conflicts with King's estate over the script.
Stone wrote: "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it. The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being. I'm told the estate & the ‘respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth. I wish you could see the film I would've made. I fear if ‘they' ever make it, it'll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington. Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americans—but, thank God, not a saint."