Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Oliver Stone is going back to his favorite subject matter: influential American personalities, particularly those of the past middle century. He’s already chronicled JFK and Nixon (and George W. Bush) and now Stone is in early talks to make a film about Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is one of a few different MLK films that have been in development recently, but the DreamWorks and Warner Bros. co-production have the all-important approval of the King family in addition to the influence of producer Steven Spielberg. The script is by Kario Salem (Chasing Mavericks) who is reworking a draft by Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, Australia).
If things work out, Stone will make the film, and he’ll have his Any Given Sunday actor Jamie Foxx in the starring role.
Update: This week, Stone confirmed that he and Foxx are moving forward with the MLK film. He told the Wall St. Journal “we’re looking for a way to relate to this extraordinary man.”