Steven Spielberg will co-produce a Dreamworks movie about slain civil rights leader, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., reports National Public Radio. The studio is touting the project as the first big screen movie authorized by King’s estate to use his intellectual property.
Dexter King, the civil rights leader’s son and chairman and chief executive officer of King Inc., signed off on the deal. His siblings, sister, Bernice and brother, Martin III, are suing because they had no input on the decision.