Paul Greengrass May Direct MLK Film MEMPHIS
Paul Greengrass has recently rumored to direct Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie, but it looks like MEMPHIS – a story about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. might be on the schedule before the Egyptian queen.
Greengrass is looking to make Dr. King into a more human character than the saint like version that we know.
Memphis is based on the director’s own research and will follow the events as they lead up to Dr. Kins’ assassination. It will take a look at King’s work to organize sanitation workers in Memphis and the way that this plan effected both his personal and professional life.
Scott Rudin may produce Memphis, but nothing has been set in stone yet. Once a producer is attached to the project, there might be some news on which actor will be cast as the doctor. Until then, there aren’t that many other details about Memphis or the fate of Cleopatra! But stay tuned and we’ll bring you the news as fast as we have it!
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