Monday, April 4, 2011

Universal Drop Paul Greengrass' Martin Luther King Biopic

Universal Pictures has dropped plans to finance and distribute 'Memphis,' the Paul Greengrass-directed film about the final days and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Deadline cites the MLK estate was highly critical of the project, and exerted pressure on the studio to call it off.

Greengrass and producer Scott Rudin are now shopping the project around to other backers.