Forest Whitaker To Play MLK In “Memphis”

Forest Whitaker is in talks to play Martin Luther King Jr. in Paul Greengrass’ indie drama “Memphis” at Veritas Films and Wild Bunch.

The story follows Dr. King’s final days as he struggles to balance his personal life and the civil rights movement while he organizes what ends up being his last protest march.

Simultaneously, the FBI leads an intense manhunt for his killer. Greengrass reportedly intends to film the movie in his familiar “documentary-style” manner such as his “United 93” and this year’s Somali pirate drama “Captain Phillips”.

The project is looking likely to be Greengrass’ next movie.

Source: The Wrap