Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone Dropped From MLK Biopic

The director and Dr. King's family apparently clashed over how the civil rights icon was portrayed

by NewsOne, January 20, 2014

 Oliver Stone

 Oliver Stone

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Film director Oliver Stone announced that he will no longer be helming a highly anticipated biopic on the life of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. because he wasn’t allowed to show the iconic Civil Rights leader’s flaws.

Dreamworks announced last fall that they were bringing King’s life to the big screen. Jamie Foxx has been tapped to portray King and Steven Spielberg signed on to produce.

Apparently, even all that star power wasn’t enough for the family of the assassinated leader, who allegedly didn’t like the story that Stone was trying to tell.

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