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Oliver Stone out of Martin King biopic

1 of 1 Oliver Stone's involvement with Martin Luther King biopic has ended
Oliver Stone's involvement with Martin Luther King biopic has ended

Oliver Stone has revealed that he is no longer involved with directing and writing a biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The director tweeted about the news yesterday (January 17), saying that the producers had rejected his script.

He wrote: "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won’t go with it.

"The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King’s spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being.

"I’m told the estate & the ‘respectable’ black community that guard King’s reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth.

"I wish you could see the film I would've made. I fear if ‘they’ ever make it, it’ll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington."

He added: "Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americans—but, thank God, not a saint."

Jamie Foxx has been linked to the project, which is a co-production between Warner Bros and DreamWorks.

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