Oprah Named Producer Of ‘Cinematic Tribute’ To MLK

22
SHARE

Oprah MLK

“They suffocate the man & the truth.” ~Oliver Stone

It’s been about a month since movie execs turned down Oliver Stone’s MLK reported in depth script — surrounding the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, Oprah Winfrey has stepped in to save the day… ‘their’ way. Sources have confirmed Oprah “has boarded the project as producer.”

You’ll recall back on January 17, 2014, Oliver Stone took to twitter to divulge details behind the refusal of his proposed MLK biopic. “I’m told the estate & the ‘respectable’ black community that guard King’s reputation won’t approve it,” Stone stated. “I fear if ‘they’ ever make it, it’ll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington.” Well…it turns out Oliver Stone was on point! The only thing is: The Paramount film will cover King’s Selma to Montgomery March, rather than the March on Washington — hence the movie title ‘Selma’.

Here’s the latest from Deadline:

“Paramount is in final negotiations to acquire domestic distribution rights to Selma, a feature drama about Martin Luther King‘s 1965 landmark voting rights campaign regarded as the peak of the civil rights movement…

We’ve been waiting for a strong cinematic tribute to the iconic civil rights leader, and this remarkably becomes the second MLK project that Winfrey is involved with. Her Harpo also is behind a seven-part HBO miniseries America: In the King Years.

Lining up a domestic deal and a name of Winfrey’s caliber were key to getting the ball rolling, and when the deal makes production is expected to start right away. Pathe UK, Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Christian Colson are already aboard as producers.”

oliver-stone-MLK

1

2

Hollywood Street King on Instagram
Previous articleWho Knew? Prince Gave Lee Daniels His Start In Film!
Next articlePrince Calls Out Racial Divide In The Industry…

22 COMMENTS

  1. Oliver Stone is America’s best film director in my opinion with Spike Lee, Martin Scorsee, Quentin Tarantino, Lee Daniels, John Singleton right behind him. I luv Oprah’s success story, but Oprah is a negro who will never tell the truth as it must be told only real artists with real intention like Oliver Stone will do this and all one has to do is watch the films BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY, JFK, NIXON, and NATURAL BORN KILLERS, some of Stone’s best films to know what I’m talking about

  2. So the one generation out of the ghetto whoremongers,crack heads, drug dealers and pimps are calling themselves, the “respectable members of the black community now.”

  3. Dumb negroes elevated by the klan to keep the black masses down do not need power over anything. They are mere puppets put in place to help destroy the black community, that is why we see our neighborhoods destroyed, our boys pushed into homosexuality, prisons, etc. Dr. king if he was alive would hate these fools.

  4. If oprah is so powerful why doesnt she use that power to educate black american girls, instead of trying to control Dr. King’s image? An evil person sees an image more important, than getting the truth out and she is dangerous. Anyone with good character does not worry about image.

  5. Well the Big O has stepped in. Fasten your seats fellas, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. LOL

    I just hope they do this film justice. We are all flawed human beings. Don’t believe me ask King David. But, God said that David was a man after his own heart.

  6. If it has something to do with slaves, maids, butlers, dykes, black misery, Jim Crow or abuse of some type and Oprah is like a hound on a squirrel.

  7. I see Porsha Williams’ grandpappy to the left of Dr. King in the picture up above.
    I bet he would take a switch to her skinny behind over that Underground Railroad comment.

  8. Well as we see generational ties mean nothing formal because Porcia is a nobody and she will remain that way..

  9. I wonder if it will be another white washing of MLK? One of the coolest aspects of MLK was he owned everything he did. When he was threatened by Herbert Hoover and the FBI, exposing his infidelities, MLK said, “do it.” Everyone is so image conscious they are lillylivered.

  10. Hey, I got a great idea! Lets all look at history through the wyt mans eyes! That will be fun and entertaining for everybody!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here