Harwood Penning Martin Luther King Biopic

Critically-acclaimed playwright and Oscar-winning scribe Ronald Harwood (“The Pianist,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “Being Julia”) will write the screenplay for the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic in development at DreamWorks Pictures says The Wrap.

This version of the story of the renowned civil rights leader will be the first film to be authorized by The King Estate to utilize the intellectual property of Dr. King. King copyrighted his speeches, books, and famous works during his lifetime.

Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will produce.