Deadline reports that Chris Rock is set to direct and produce a biopic based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The biopic is to be made for Universal. Steven Spielberg will be the executive producer of the film.
Deadline reports that Chris Rock is set to direct and produce a biopic based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
The film’s script is to be based on a new book: “King: A Life” by Jonathan Eig, which was called the “definitive biography” of Martin Luther King Jr. by the New York Times and is to be the first such detailed discussion of his life. The book includes previously unpublished information from the FBI, as well as hundreds of interviews. The author is to present King as a brave person, but one who faces problems and his own weaknesses, and the project will also delve into his family relationships.
This won’t be the first film directed by Rock. At the moment, we don’t know when the film could be released or who will star in it.