Mon 29 Feb 2016
The day after the Oscars, Sony Pictures announced it has greenlighted the long-awaited biopic of Martin Luther King.
“We heard America loud and clear,” Sony’s Senior V.P. of Development Winslow Cabbageweld III told The Lint Screen. He continued, “The people want to see more African-American stories, and one would be hard-pressed to find a more dramatic, more compelling one than that of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King.”
The $100 million picture will star Matt Damon as MLK and Rachel McAdams as Coretta Scott King. Jeremy Renner will play Rev. Al Sharpton, with Zac Efron as Hosea Williams, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Andrew Young.
“We are expecting great things from this upcoming production,” Cabbageweld said. “Hollywood is going to prove for once and for all we ‘get it’ and we are ‘with it.’ And if this picture does big business, which I’m confident it will, we’ll do a sequel or six!”