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Dreamworks has acquired the rights t0 produce a feature film based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. according to Variety. Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will produce. No word yet on who will direct. King copyrighted has books and speeches during his lifetime and this will be the first film authorized by King’s estate to make a film. Among the materials authorized will be the “I have a dream” speech delivered in Washington in 1963.
Mr. Spielberg had this to say:
“We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these defining, historic events,”
“It is our hope that the creative power of film and the impact of Dr. King’s life can combine to present a story of undeniable power that we can all be proud of.”