It just may be that some dreams are really true. Commenting recently that my favorite Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) film is “Any Given Sunday,” the 1999 football drama directed by Oliver Stone for Warner Bros, according to
The report goes on to indicate that both studios have been trying to get the picture up and running for some time, after putting the project into development in 2009 when it was supposed to team with Warner Bros. for a co-production.
The MLK drama is still far away from a greenlight but getting both Stone and Foxx to sign would speed up the process.
The story would follow the famous civil rights activist from his rise all the way to his assassination in 1968.
Kario Salem wrote the original script with Steven Spielberg, Suzanne De Passe, Madison Jones and Samuel
Both Foxx and Stone are no strangers to tackling projects dealing with historical events and iconic individuals — Stone with “JFK,” “World Trade Center” and “W” and Foxx with Ray Charles in “Ray,” for which he won an Oscar.
HBO presented the 2001 TV movie, “Boycott,” starring Jeffrey Wright in the lead role, another brilliant portrayal of the slain Civil Rights icon.