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Jamie Foxx Reportedly Playing MLK In Oliver Stone Directed Biopic

(AllHipHop News) Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx may be taking on the most significant role of his career. According to The Wrap, Foxx is being considered to play civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a film directed by Oliver Stone.

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The DreamWorks/Warner Brothers production will present MLK’s life going from a Atlanta preacher to national figure to his 1968 assassination. King’s children, Dexter King, Bernice King and Martin Luther King III, are reportedly on board as executive producers. Steven Spielberg is also attached as a producer.

The script was written by Kario Salem (The ScoreChasing Mavericks). Salem’s screenplay is based on three years of research and interviews.

Several other MLK biopics have been in the works over the years, but the DreamWorks film is the only one endorsed by the King family.

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  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    from playing a slave to playing a slave again, smh.

    • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

      shut up hoe

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Your comments stats still don’t match mines! FU(K BOI !!!!!!!!!!!!

      • WTF? ^^^

        Which one of you owes me 4 Red Barron pizzas?

        Power move by J Foxx!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! nicca !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nelly still trash though. QUEENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • LaurynHernandex

        wetback

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        being racist and then getting mad when your racist. your an idiot. no wonder u stay down. QUEENS!

      • johnblacksad

        still talkin to yourself? you might need a shrink

      • brotha_man

        still not taking my advice? i told u to put on a cookie monster or oscar the grouch outfit, it might make ur tough guy talk more believable

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        all yall talk and he only once I seen in real life was domincan pokeabootyassnicca. what ever happen to him?!!!?!

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  • MrNoName2K

    Id check it out

  • EzE

    proof that Jaimie is Hollywood’s go to black guy……smh “how about a new actor? :naw Jamie’s our boy”

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  • David Gonz

    jamie went up in front of god and men and said him, will smith, alicia keya and jay z and kanye were the new black leaders. then everyone clapped. you didnt hear alicia say “jamies trippin” or any “real” black leadres distance themself from that comment. personally i think hes on soem good coke for that one.

    • David Gonz

      honestluy i didnt even know alicia keys was black.

      • LaurynHernandex

        Yeah,she’s a light skin hefer. I did love django scenes where all those white folks bit a bullet,but the story was ehhh

      • David Gonz

        django was trash

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  • brotha_man

    something doesnt seem right about Oliver miller doing MLK.
    1. why is it that black america can only produce 3-5 black actors and actress’ per generation?
    2. where are all the black directors?
    3. why aren’t the black powerful elite speaking out against the lack of black representation in movies?

    • David Gonz

      jamie fox is the black powerfull eleite. the real uestion is why dont normal people question his and others bullshit. everyon know jamie in the closet.

      • brotha_man

        i guess i could careless who is in and out the closet….i get more pissed that the same 3 blacks are in rotating for movie rolls. Jamie is black elite but will he speak out on some ish? no. cause he doesnt want to risk falling out of favor.

      • David Gonz

        you wouldn’t care if ur ladies side nigga or your moms boyfriend was in the closet? thats how aids spreads in the straight world bro. jamie said he was the new malcom x bro google the mlk speech. u should care, if your black.

      • brotha_man

        if im black? which i am, but closet homo is not just a black problem….this is a topic for a different day. if u even entertain jamie saying he is the new malcolm x, then u da fool.

      • David Gonz

        who else is gonna speak up for black rights othern than black people? and yea it entertains me because its hillarious watching black people fiollow a fool. especcially an oin the closet fool. im not dising bro its just a fact.

  • Matt Swan

    I’m glad there is going to be a movie made about MLK , but I question the use of Jamie Foxx as MLK. Usually when looking at a movie like this, you identify with the portrayal because the actor looks like the actual person being played in the movie (Foxx looks nothing like MLK). Yes I’m sure he could mimic the voice just fine, but there would be something missing in the movie. I think this would be a great time to find an actor who looks the part, sounds the part, and could convey all this throughout the screenplay. Oliver Stone has made some damn good realistic movies in his time like “Platoon”, but his factual ties to the former communist dictator Hugo Chavez and his liberal stance makes me wonder is he going to use this movie to make a political stance, or use it to make a political point using one of the most revered men in history and in such sully his name? It would be just as bad if Spike Lee did it because all of his movies have a political vibe or direct point to them. IMO the best thing for a movie like this is to get an actor, but one who looks like, talks like, and can be convincing as MLK, As far as Directors go, let a black be at the helm. Don Cheadle would be good for his skills in “Hotel Rwanda” which was awesome. Oliver Stone could lend his name as an executive producer. Jamie could be one of the other major characters alone with Sam Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Della Reece, Denzel could come back as Malcolm X in a cameo role since the two did talk in real life. Jamie is great even has the star power, but not as a lead for this type of role IMO

  • Antrone Vaughn

    TRUTH IS BLACKS DON’T RESPECT ANYTHING OR ANYONE…IF THEY DID THEY WOULD RESPECT MLK’S DREAM OF A VILLAGE WHERE BLACKS TREATED EACH OTHER BETTER INSTEAD OF REPRESENTING GANGS AND THE BS. DENZEL LOOKED NOTHING LIKE MALCOLM X, YET HE PULLED IT OFF. IM GLAD RATHER GAY OR STRAIGHT MR. FOXX IS DOING THIS ROLL. ISN’T IT IRONIC RUMORS ARE THAT HE’S GAY, BUT PLAYING A MAN WHO MARH FOR EQUAL RIGHTS OF ALL?

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