March 25, 2014
Oliver Stone confirmed on Oct. 15, 2013 that he is in fact planning to cast Jamie Foxx as the lead role in his biopic about Martin Luther King, Jr. "We're looking for a way to relate to this extraordinary man," Stone told The Wall Street Journal. Adding of his eagerness to get back into making feature films, the Oscar-winning director added, "I'm so out of the loop on feature films."
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According to The Huffington Post, the film will be an authorized biopic with King's family advising the production. This wouldn't be the first time Foxx has been cast in a real-life role. He won an Oscar for his part as Ray Charles in 2004.