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Oliver Stone dumped from MLK film starring Jamie Foxx


Oliver Stone dumped from MLK film starring Jamie Foxx

Award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone has been kicked off a new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. project with Jamie Foxx attached because producers and the King Estate did not like the direction of his script.

Stone broke the news on Twitter, saying,

“Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won’t go with it,” Stone said. “The script dealt with issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement and King’s spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being.”

He went on to voice his predicted displeasure with the film that will (or maybe not, as Stone insinuates) be the end result as the production team moves forward.

“I’m told King’s estate and ‘the respectable black community won’t approve it. They suffocate the man and the truth.  Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americans, but – Thank God – not a saint. I wish you could’ve seen the film I would’ve made.  I fear if ‘they’ ever make it, it’ll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington.”

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Probably tried to add a white protagonist hero and make MLK look shady.
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Originally posted by juicifruit89 juicifruit89 wrote:

Probably tried to add a white protagonist hero and make MLK look shady.


My sentiments exactly.

The first thing he mentioned was adultery, so he probably made that his focus...tryna rub MLKS's name in the dirt. I'm glad they dropped him.
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Originally posted by GoodGirlGoneGr8 GoodGirlGoneGr8 wrote:

Originally posted by juicifruit89 juicifruit89 wrote:

Probably tried to add a white protagonist hero and make MLK look shady.


My sentiments exactly.

The first thing he mentioned was adultery, so he probably made that his focus...tryna rub MLKS's name in the dirt. I'm glad they dropped him.

Yup. He kept saying, "MLK jr, wasn't a saint". Duh we know he wasn't. Now shed some dirt on Ronald Reagan crummy azz or Abe Lincon or Thomas Jefferson. Then we can talk
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I liked the Betty and Coretta movie. It touched on his affairs.   YT loves to celebrate Christopher Columbus and the founding fathers but wants to bring out King's wrongdoings. I'll take a cheater over slave masters and killers anyday.
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Good riddance, after seeing Alexander- theres no way Id want to watch another Stone biopic 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote keepgrowing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 07 2014 at 6:42pm
So they want to pretend like Woody isn't a pedophile and give him a Lifetime Achievement award, but
shame MLK. Oliver can go shame his own.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote Sang Froid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 07 2014 at 6:44pm
Mm..
I want a movie that talks about the adultery and sh*t...but I want a black man to do the film.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (5) Thanks(5)   Quote melikey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 07 2014 at 6:47pm
who wrote/directed "ray"?
i think that person did a good job displaying him as a full person. i didn't walk away hating him even though he was extremely flawed. 
i'd love to read this king script.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jonesable Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 07 2014 at 6:53pm
I agree with Melikey.

I think Oliver wants to tear MLK down though.
Something needs to be done with Woody Allen.

I don't get it
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