Jamie Foxx is in talks to star in DreamWorks' languishing Untitled Martin Luther King Jr. Project, with Oliver Stone negotiating to direct.

Back in 2009, the studio acquired the Civil Rights leader's life rights and access to all of his copyrighted speeches, including his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, books and other works. It is the first film to be granted permission by Martin Luther King's family to use his intellectual property for a feature.

Kario Salem (Chasing Mavericks) wrote the screenplay, after spending three years doing research and interviews. Ronald Harwood (Quartet) wrote an earlier draft. It isn't known what aspects of Martin Luther King's life will be put on display in this feature.

Steven Spielberg is producing for DreamWorks, alongside Suzanne De Passe, Madison Jones and Sam Nappi. Several members of Martin Luther King's family are expected to be executive producers. No production schedule was given.

This project is not to be confused with Memphis, director Paul Greengrass' biopic that explores the personal demons Martin Luther King was dealing with, shortly before his assassination in 1968.

If both of their deals are finalized, the project will mark a reunion for Jamie Foxx and Oliver Stone, who worked together on the 1999 football drama Any Given Sunday.