New Martin Luther King Jr. Movie ‘Memphis’ Back On Schedule

Movies & TV

| November 18, 2012 - 8:07 pm

One of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be revived on the big screen once again.

According to Huffington Post, director Paul Greengrass has officially announced plans to make the Dr. King biopic, titled Memphis, his next project—coming after originally announcing it two years ago.

More details on the movie below, via Deadline:

“The script depicts Dr. King’s final days as he struggled to organize a protest march on behalf of striking black municipal sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was slain. That storyline is juxtaposed with an intense manhunt for King’s assassin James Earl Ray, involving some of the federal authorities who, at Hoover’s direction, had dogged King’s every step with wiretaps and whispering campaigns before the civil rights leader’s death.”

Greengrass has already wrote the script, and is set to work with Moneyball producer Scott Rudin.

Word is, this is expected to be a Oscar-worthy film. We can’t wait to see who they choose to play the lead in this iconic role.