Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic ‘Selma’ Moves Forward

Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic ‘Selma’ Moves Forward

Selma, the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, is moving forward with Oprah Winfrey producing.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He was an American pastor and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for the role he played in the advancement of the movement using non-violent civil disobedience based on his religious beliefs. He was also awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.

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Wesley Snipes Producing ‘Code Name Zorro’

Actor Wesley Snipes is moving forward with a new movie entitled Code Name Zorro, which looks at FBI leader J. Edgar Hoover and how he thought Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights movement was a threat to the country in the 1960s.

Deadline has the news on this project, which was written by Justin Stamm. Wesley Snipes received endorsement from Martin Luther King Jr.'s son, Martin Luther King III.

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