Hugh Jackman and director Lee Daniels have joined forces to star and helm an upcoming adaptation of William F. Pepper's nonfiction book Orders to Kill.

The book follows the story of William F. Pepper (Hugh Jackman), an attorney and activist who argued that James Earl Ray did not shoot Martin Luther King. The movie will focus on the years that the writer started a campaign to prove that the U.S. government was behind the murder. He believes that the government wanted Martin Luther King dead, due to his open opposition to the Vietnam War.

The script is being written by Hanna Weg, with Millennium Films producing.

Hugh Jackman can been seen in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, which comes to theaters December 7th.

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