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Jamie Foxx, Oliver Stone Teaming for Martin Luther King Movie

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Oliver Stone and Jamie Foxx might be getting back together, and respectively back with '60s assassinations and winning awards for doing a dramatic biopic. The Wrap reports that the Any Given Sunday team is in talks to finally get Warner Bros. and DreamWorks' long-developing Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic going with Foxx in the lead role. It's one of several MLK projects that's been struggling to get going--Paul Greengrass and producer Scott Rudin have spent years developing a shaky handheld approach to the civil rights leader, while Ava DuVernay recently took over a film previously developed by Lee Daniels and set to star David Oyelowo--but this take has distinguished itself for a couple reason. For one: with DreamWorks backing it, Steven Spielberg is slapping his name on this as a producer, bringing it that much closer to a greenlight. Also, this script from Kario Salem has the backing of the King family, and perhaps most importantly, DreamWorks has the rights to the famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Already that seems more respectable than hearing Oyelowo stir a crowd with, "So, I've been thinkin'..."

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