Via Digital Spy
Steven Spielberg has signed up to co-produce a Martin Luther King biopic for DreamWorks, according to Variety.
The civil rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, copyrighted his speeches, books and works. DreamWorks’s project marks the first time that Dr King’s estate have allowed producers to use his intellectual property, such as his famous 1963 ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.
“We are all honoured that the King estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these defining, historic events,” said Spielberg. Continue Reading…
This is the first time that King’s estate has allowed producers to use his intellectual property… well, when a project involves the great Steven Spielberg people always jump to say ‘yes’ and are always quick to sign on the dotted line.
Anyway with Spielberg involved chances are this will turn out to be a pretty impressive biopic.
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