Greengrass Explores MLK Killing In “Memphis”

“Bourne” film series director Paul Greengrass has announced that his next project will be “Memphis”, a film about the lead-up to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in Tennessee in 1968 reports Vulture.

The story looks at the time in the man’s life just before his murder on April 4th when his marriage was faltering, his outspokenness on the Vietnam War cost him his relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson, and his recent interests put him on the fringes of the rising Black Power movement.

Greengrass wrote Memphis based on his own original research. Scott Rudin is reportedly in discussions to produce with Focus Features distributing, however no formal negotiations have taken place.