Spielberg To Direct Martin Luther King BioPic?

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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.”

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Author: endymion

Endy is a slightly mangy and gristly citizen of the Great White North. He loves movies big time. How big? In Canada, back in the old days in the ice city where he lived, there would just be one theatre that would be allowed to show any given movie. Some of these theatres were not the giganto-plex or mall theatres that we know and love today. No no, these were the kind of theatres where you had to wait Outside to see a movie. When a big moving picture would open in these single theatres, beaver pelt sporting fellas like Endy would have to wait outside in line for hours while fighting off the human hankering giant Polar Bear or packs of Endy knawing timber wolves. Endy is a dedicated movie watcher. Otherwise, Endy loves him a good Moose jerky, football teams with manly names like the Steelers or Vikings and the thawing embrace of his fine German woman. All these things are good. But you know what is best.