Even though children from the King family threatened to sue Dreamworks last year, the Steven Spielberg-produced biopic of Martin Luther King Jr. is really happening!
The studio has hired the Oscar-award winning screenwriter of The Pianist, Ronald Harwood, to pen the feature film and Harwood is remaining mum over the details of the script.
"I will not say anything about my approach to this screenplay except to say what I always say: 'I will do my utmost to be true to truth,'" Harwood stated on Tuesday.
Dr. King's daughter Bernice and son Martin Luther King III strongly opposed the production of the film last May due to "many issues pertaining to the estate" of MLK, but Dreamworks says they have now been "authorized by the King estate to utilize the intellectual property of Dr. King to create the definitive portrait of his life."
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