Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Movie

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    In the past, DreamWorks Pictures has brought us the Shrek trilogy, Amistad, Meet the Parents, Transformers, Dreamgirls and plenty of other notable films. Recently, the company acquired the rights to make a movie that, if done correctly, could be one of the most acclaimed of this generation.

    Under the production of Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe, and Madison Jones, comes the bigscreen biopic of the most revered civil rights leader of our time, Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The DreamWorks project is the first film to be authorized by King’s estate, of which his son Dexter is chairman and CEO of, to use his speeches, books, and famous works. King copyrighted these during his lifetime, but was assassinated in Memphis in 1968 at the age of 39.

    Though Dexter is currently involved in a legal battle with his siblings Bernice and Martin Luther III over who controls the personal belongings of their late mother, Coretta Scott, we can only hope that the conflict does not interfere with the making of the movie. After all, the producers have even obtained the right to utilize King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech delivered at the 1963 March on Washington.

    Who would you like to see play MLK?

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