Jamie Foxx is reportedly in talks to star in the Dreamworks film with Oliver Stone tentatively planning to direct. Foxx and Stone previously worked together on ‘Any Given Sunday’ in 1999.
The current iteration of the film has a script by Kario Salem and would be the first film to be authorized by King’s estate. This would give the producers the right to utilize King’s intellectual property, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech from the 1963 March on Washington, in order to create an accurate portrait of his life.
We’ll keep you posted as more news on the project surfaces.