Oliver Stone Falls Out of Martin Luther King Jr. Movie

Oliver Stone

Project had been unveiled in October

Three months after news emerged that he was in talks to come on board the project, Oliver Stone has announced via Twitter that he will not direct and write a biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In October, Variety reported that DreamWorks and Warner Bros. were in early talks with Stone to direct and with Jamie Foxx to star in an untitled film that would follow the slain Civil Rights hero from his rise all the way to his assassination in 1968.

Kario Salem wrote the original script with Steven Spielberg, Suzanne De Passe, Madison Jones and Samuel Nappi producing.

Stone also Tweeted that his script included King’s infidelity, conflicts within the non-violent movement and King’s “spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being.”

Warner Bros. and DreamWorks were not immediately available for comment.

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  1. ITTTY IT says:

    STONE blew his 9/11 picture —and his ‘W’ project.

    He’s stepped around the Globalist—RED China handover TREASON op.

    He’s ‘mysteriously overlooked’ some 6 decades of milestone anniversaries
    for eh now awesomely relevant KOREAN WAR.

    He’s saying NOTHING about the GE FUKISHIMA North American DEPOP kickoff.

    He’s never once laid out teh nature, practive and horrific legacy of
    unaccountable, intergenerational, Globalist USURY.

    GOOD that he doesn’t give us his usual rutted, 70’s show leftie take on King.

  2. AB says:

    Oliver Stone portrays biopic movies with truth and chatacter. He would be the better man for the REAL Dr.King movie.

  3. harry georgatos says:

    I’d rather see Stone direct a contemporary spy thriller in the style of 70’s conspiracy thrillers instead of another boring political biopic. Stone’s three masterpieces are JFK, PLATOON and BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. I’m still mourning Stone didn’t get to direct MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 2 from a totally different script to what Robert Towne wrote for John Woo. Apparently Stone’s treatment of MI2 was super-smart but Cruise went for a mindless summer blockbuster. I would love to see Stone do a contemporary spy thriller with a ruthless backbone!

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