It was not more than a couple of weeks ago that reports on the number of Martin Luther King film projects underway, stating that there were 5 of them well, but the list has been now changed to 4.
Oliver Stone publicly announced through Twitter yesterday that his MLK project with Jamie Foxx as King, which was a co-production between Warner Bros and Dreamworks, has been cancelled.
According to Stone, the producers weren’t exactly thrilled with Stone’s script which dealt with “issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King’s spiritual transformation into a higher more radical human being.”
He further went on to say that “I’m told the estate & the ‘respectable’ black community that guard King’s reputation won’t approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth,” adding that “I wish you could see the film I would’ve made. I fear if ‘they’ ever make it, it’ll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington.”
Unfortunately there was no hint if Foxx was still on board, or if he produces and the studio is still interested in the completion of the project.