Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic Planned

DreamWorks has landed life rights to Martin Luther King Jr. and is already developing a biopic about the famed civil rights leader reports Variety.

This marks the first film to be authorized by King’s estate and gives the producers the right to utilize King’s intellectual property. King copyrighted his speeches, books and famous works during his lifetime.

The aim is to create a “definitive portrait of his life” that will probably cover everything through to his assassination in 1968 in Memphis.

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