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Oliver Stone leaves Martin Luther King biopic

Oliver Stone has parted ways with Warner Bros and Dreamworks and will no longer be working on his planned Martin Luther King biopic.

The writer/director revealed the news via his own Twitter feed, saying “my MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won’t go with it.”

Subsequent tweets offered more insight into his departure, blaming a clash of ideas as to what areas of Martin Luther King’s life the biopic should explore:

Given Stone’s history with controversial biopics, perhaps it should come as no surprise that he was approaching the film in a different light than the studios wanted.

However, the biopic will no doubt still go ahead as planned once the Warner Bros and Dreamworks find a replacement.