Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Film News: Spielberg Produces MLK Biopic

Legendary director and filmmaker Steven Spielberg will produce a big screen biopic on the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. for DreamWorks. This will be the first film authorized by King's estate and DreamWorks has been granted rights to use King's copyrighted speeches (including the famous "I Have a Dream" speech), books and other intellectual property.

King, who became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his civil rights work in the US, was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. [Variety]

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