MLK biopic in mix of three-year deal

Universal Pictures has signed a three-year production pact with Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones and their De Passe Jones Entertainment banner.

De Passe and Jones are currently developing a wide slate of material, including a pic, in conjunction with Steven Spielberg at DreamWorks, revolving around Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life.

“Suzanne and Madison are trailblazing producers who have great respect in multiple divisions of the entertainment industry,” said Universal chair Adam Fogelson and co-chair Donna Langley. “We are fortunate to work with such respected partners and look forward to their upcoming projects with the studio.”

De Passe is best known as one of the exec producers on the TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove.” Jones was CEO and founder of the media and IP licensing company IPM.

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