Oliver Stone backs out of Directing Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic

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According to Entertainment Weekly,  Oliver Stone is backing out of Directing  Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic.  Allegedly, Stone’s vision was deemed to controversial because it delved with King’s infidelity and conflicts within the movement.

Jami Fox was originally cast to play the role of Martin Luther King, Jr.  see Stone’s tweets regarding the project below:

Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won’t go with it.

— Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) January 17, 2014

The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King’s spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being — Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone)January 17, 2014

I’m told the estate & the ‘respectable’ black community that guard King’s reputation won’t approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth. — Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone)January 17, 2014

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

— Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) January 17, 2014

Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americans—but, thank God, not a saint.

— Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) January 17, 2014

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