Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Chris Pine Circles A Key Role In Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. has him in talks to be Steve Trevor
Jason Reitman Finds Beekle For DreamWorks Animation
He has an animated, 'Unimaginary' friend
Tilda Swinton In Talks For Doctor Strange
She may school Benedict Cumberbatch in the mystic arts
Transformers Writing Team Developing Cybertron-Based Origin Story
As Ant-Man writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari join up
Jesse Plemons And More Join Tom Cruise In Mena
Caleb Landry Jones and Benito Martinez among those boarding the drug drama
First Trailer For A Walk In The Woods
Robert Redford wants one last adventure
Inside Out Set For The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival
Robert Carlyle's The Legend Of Barney Thompson will kick things off
The End Of The Tour Has A First Promo
Jason Segel channels David Foster Wallace
Trailer For The New Point Break Arrives
Bodhi and the gang get bootylicious
Fox Now Plans Movie Reboot For The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
We're waiting to be impressed
Richard Loncraine Begins Finding Your Feet
Directing the senior citizen rom-com
Marko Mäkilaakso Adapts It Came From The Desert
While Taneli Mustonen Heads For Bodom
RZA To Direct Azealia Banks In Coco
Common to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 May 2015
Gabrielle Union Ready For A Sleepless Night
She'll co-star with Jamie Foxx in the thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Annie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Milius (2013)
Empire Star Rating
White House Down (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic Park (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jamie Foxx In Talks For Martin Luther King Biopic
From Oliver Stone

11 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King

The life and abrupt death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is a subject that has inspired filmmakers to try to craft the perfect biopic for years. Directors such as Paul Greengrass and The Butler’s Lee Daniels have been stuck in development hell on their planned projects, and now here comes Oliver Stone, who has his Any Given Sunday star Jamie Foxx ready to take the lead.

According to The Wrap, Foxx is in talks for the role, with Stone in negotiations with DreamWorks and Warner Bros. to direct Kario Salem’s draft of a script originally written by Ronald Harwood. DreamWorks nabbed the rights to King’s story in 2009, which crucially included the permission to use his famous “Dream” speech, as protected by copyright.

Salem has spent years conducting interviews and doing research for the film, and it would appear that the King family will support this one; several members are to get executive producer credits. Securing their approval has been key to any King biopic, as both Daniels and Greengrass have found to their detriment. Stone, of course, is known for his biopics, including JFK, Nixon and W. King seems like a prime subject for him to tackle.

Foxx will next be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (due out April 18) and is shooting the Annie remake.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 82: Hayley Atwell, Gareth Evans, Douglas Booth
The Sixth Estate
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Where'd the comments go?
Where'd the comments go? More

Posted by KubrickSmith at 09:07 on 14 October 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)