Someone start polishing an Academy Award: Steven Spielberg plans to produce the "defining" (his own words) biopic of Martin Luther King Jr. It is possible that Spielberg will direct as well. Dr. King's heirs fiercely guard the rights to his name, and the Independent reports that Spielberg's studio, Dreamworks, likely paid a hefty sum for the exclusive rights to King's "speeches, books and intellectual property." Whoever lands the role of Dr. King will be a shoe-in for an Oscar. Let the casting call begin.
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