The long-gestating film will focus on King's historic 1965 voting rights campaign and will be directed by Ava DuVernay, who became the first black woman to win best director at the
DuVernay rewrote the "Selma" script after joining the project in July and sent it to Winfrey, who took notice, the report says. British actor
It has proved difficult for films about race to get financed in Hollywood, but after the commercial success of
At the moment, the film isn't the only King production in the works, though it seems to be the one furthest along.
Oliver Stone announced on Twitter last month that he was dropping out of a planned MLK movie over a script dispute, writing: "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it."
"Captain Philips" director