Oliver Stone Drops Out of MLK Film Amid Producer, Family Objections

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Celebrated film maker Oliver Stone today announced he will no longer be working on a film project about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. because of objections to his script posed by the King family.

Stone took to his Twitter account to explain his decision was based on the resistance of the producers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s estate to allow his script which addressed Dr. King’s issues with adultery as well as disunity within the Civil Rights Movement.

Stone contends that his aim was to create an accurate and honest portrait of the beloved icon.

Dr. King's family has a right to feel protective of their patriarch's legacy; however, Stone may have a point. Only time will tell if the final product delivers a sanitized King that fits neatly into history books or the true spirit of the revolutionary.

Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or