Oliver Stone departs Martin Luther King biopic

News Simon Brew
20 Jan 2014 - 06:20

Oliver Stone has parted company with the planned Martin Luther King biopic, and has explained why on Twitter...

The planned biopic of Martin Luther King won't be pressing ahead with Oliver Stone on board, the writer/director has confirmed via his Twitter feed. The film is being developed by Warner Bros and DreamWorks, and Stone announced that "my MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it".

Subsequent Tweets from Stone went into a little more detail. Specifically, these three...

And he signed off by adding...

We'd imagine the biopic is still an active project, and it'll be interesting to see who does get the job. Given Stone's past history of complex biopics that don't pull many punches, his approach is hardly a surprise, and Warner Bros and DreamWorks must have known that when they hired him. Maybe one day his screenplay will drop online and we'll be able to see exactly how he was going to approach the film.


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