‘What’s the Deal?': Who Will Win the Race to Bring Martin Luther King to the Big Screen?

Jeff Sneider talks Paul Greengrass’ “Memphis,” Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” and a new movie that could star Jamie Foxx

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:44 PM

On Thursday, TheWrap broke the news that Jamie Foxx may play Martin Luther King Jr. in a biopic that Oliver Stone is in talks to direct for DreamWorks and Warner Bros.

Film reporter Jeff Sneider delves into the race to bring a MLK movie to the big screen, with Paul Greengrass and Ava DuVernay prepping their own projects.

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“The Butler” star David Oyelowo is attached to star in DuVernay’s “Selma,” which she inherited from “The Butler” director Lee Daniels. “Captain Phillips” director Greengrass, meanwhile, reportedly cast an Atlanta-based preacher who passed away in recent months.

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