FROM MTV.COM: Over 40 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a motel balcony in Memphis, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks are getting set to produce a big screen biopic about the civil-rights leader's life, according to Variety.
To move forward with the picture, DreamWorks had to acquire King's life rights from his estate, because his speeches, books and other works were copyrighted while he was alive. The deal marks the first time that a film has been authorized by the estate. The film's producers will be able to utilize all of King's intellectual property, including his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech delivered at the August 1963 march on Washington and his final public address, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," delivered the day before he died.
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