Chris Rock has reportedly teamed up with Steven Spielberg for a new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic.

Chris Rock has reportedly teamed up with director Steven Spielberg for a new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic.

According to VarietyRock is in final negotiations to direct and produce an adaptation of author Jonathan Eig’s biopic. King: A Life, Spielberg will produce the project. Universal Pictures is expected to rope in the film.

King became a leading voice of the civil rights movement in the 60s before his assassination in 1968. Actors who have recently played King on screen include David Oyelowo in the 2014 Oscar-nominated historical drama. Selma and Anthony Mackie in 2016 All the way.

The book’s official synopsis from Macmillan reads: “Clearly written and thoroughly researched, Jonathan Eig King: A Life The first major biography of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. in decades.

„In this revealing new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, the best-selling biographer gives us an intimate look at the courageous and often passionate man who sought peaceful opposition to his movement but was rarely at peace with himself. He traces the origins of the King family and MLK’s relationship with his wife, father and fellow activists. She sheds new light on complex relationships.

“…In this landmark biography, Eick offers an MLK for our time: a profound thinker, a brilliant strategist, and a determined radical who led one of the greatest movements in history, and whose demands for racial and economic justice are still urgent today. were during his lifetime.

Rock previously directed in 2014 Top fiveof 2007 I think I love my wife and 2003 State President. Later this year, he met George C. Will appear in Wolves Rustin Netflix also has a portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Image about architect Bayard Rustin of the landmark 1963 March on Washington.

Its summary reads “Rustin Along with such giants as the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ella Baker, it shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who dared to imagine a different world and ignited a movement on the journey toward freedom.

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