Martin Luther King Estate Boots Oliver Stone from Biopic Over Adultery Scene


Oliver Stone just can’t help himself. The Martin Luther King estate should probably be grateful that he didn’t depict MLK killing JFK.

Stone took to his Twitter account today to say that DreamWorks and Warner Bros rejected his script rewrite and that he was done with the movie that also had Jamie Foxx attached. It came down to the studios — which are in lockstep with the MLK estate that brought them the right to use his famous copyrighted speeches — rejecting Stone’s characterization of long-running rumors that King Jr. engaged in extramarital affairs.

“The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King’s spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being,” Stone tweeted.

“I’m told the estate & the ‘respectable’ black community that guard King’s reputation won’t approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth,” Stone tweeted. He also added a message directly to MLK: ‘I wish you could see the film I would’ve made. I fear if ‘they’ ever make it, it’ll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington.”

I’m sure Martin Luther King wanted to be depicted with another woman in a movie and to be played by the guy from In Living Color who is now the default for any black biopic.

And he would no doubt want the movie to be directed by a guy who keeps paying tribute to leftist Latin American dictators while trading in bouts of anti-semitism.

The MLK estate is protecting their “brand” which they have a right to do. They also want King as a role model. Again, not a bad thing.

It’s doubtful that Oliver Stone really respects King. The radical left generally did not. It would not surprise me too much, if Stone had wanted to hint that the FBI was blackmailing King over adultery or something of that nature to explain why he wasn’t radical enough.

The “higher being” quote suggests that Stone is really trying to discard much of King’s civil rights work and to envision him becoming a proper far left figure as an explanation for his assassination.

  • truebearing

    The irony meltdown alarms went off as soon as I read the headline. Oliver Stone, a practiced liar, is outraged that MLK’s family doesn’t want the truth about MLK to come out in this movie. Of course, Stone wants to use the truth to diminish MLK as a Christian so he can make him a more believable leftist. The family wants to edit history, and Hollywood will always sacrifice the truth for money.

  • pupsncats

    Who you choose to lie in bed with always has consequences.

    • efraim mackellar

      Is it not true that the FBI had tapes of MLK having sex (with white women apparently) ? No wonder the MLK estate and black community don’t want this exposed. I am in no way supporting Oliver Stone, or film makers in general since I am opposed to movies for various reasons, political and ethical, but facts are facts. The author of the article is being hypocritical. If it were some leftist whose image was being protected he’d be screaming “cover up !”

  • jakespoon

    I’m sure MLK had warts,we all do. But I believe he was sincere in his love of God and I believe he felt he was called by God to do what he did. All Stone wanted to do was diminish the positive by highlighting the negative. I also believe Dr. King would be appalled at what his dream became. Good for his family.

    • Laura Dilworth

      MLK plagiarized his academic works, speeches, sermons, writings…

      • flashwins

        is that the best you’ve got?? he wasn’t turning his sermons in for a grade you nitwit. The man is a LEGEND and an American Hero. stop trying to soil his name.

        • Laura Dilworth

          no one is above criticism. i think plagiarism is pretty serious. he was also a serial adulterer which makes him a hypocrite

  • defcon 4

    I’ll bet Oliver would be happier doing a whitewashed flim-flam filmography of islam0fascist Jew haters like Farrakhan, or Malcolm X, or the Ayatollah Khomeni.

  • Omar

    I have a few words for this Marxist Nutjob filmmaker Oliver Stone: “Read The Sword and the Shield, which was co-written by the former KGB agent Mitrokhin. The book explains how your beloved Soviet Union used its KGB to launch a secret war against Dr. King and to undermine and discredit the civil rights movement. The KGB used the New Left movement to undertake that task. Your beloved Stokely Carmichael had derided and mocked the civil rights hero as “Uncle Martin”. In fact, your entire beloved New Left movement (which was under the KGB’s tutelage) had denounced Dr. King and the civil rights movement he led as “Uncle Toms” and “tokenists”. It was only after Dr. King’s death that you and your mafia cult started paying “homage” to his legacy. That “homage” led to you and your cult exploiting Dr. King’s name and legacy in order to advance your destructive, radical left-wing agenda. Well, let me tell you this, Mr. Stone, Dr. King’s legacy belongs to the American people, not to you nor your radical cult. Hands off the “Dream”.” That is what I would tell Stone. By the way, people, the KGB’s secret war against Dr. King and the civil rights movement was part of a much larger assault against American society during the Cold War years. Remember that throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union and other Communist entities made many attempts to overthrow the governments of their opponents and replace them with Communist totalitarian dictatorships and/or other friendly despotic regimes. I recommend people to read The Sword and the Should, as it exposes Soviet documents regarding the Soviet Union’s true goals for a global Communist empire and how it tried achieving that by trying to undermine its political opponents, both within its borders and around the world.

  • Laura Dilworth

    be revered by fools

    • flashwins

      better than you, ZERO f*cks given by anyone, ever, about anything you have ever managed your fat little fingers to type or fixed your fat taco mashing mouth so say.

      • Laura Dilworth

        i thought mlk preached love, which you are not showing

        • flashwins

          what do you care what he preached, when all you do is defame him?

          • Laura Dilworth

            just being honest.

          • flashwins

            why don’t you go ahead and tell everyone about the absolute worst thing you have ever done, so we can judge you a bit then.

          • Laura Dilworth

            i’m not a nobel peace prize winner

          • flashwins

            you sure ain’t.

          • Laura Dilworth

            Like you

          • flashwins

            me >> u