Forest Whitaker to play Martin Luther King Jr in film?

Last Updated: Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 09:20

London: Hollywood star Forest Whitaker has been tipped to play civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr in a new movie.

The 51-year-old Oscar-winning actor is said to be in talks to tackle the lead role in `Memphis`, a new film by Paul Greengrass, the British director responsible for two Bourne films, reported Contactmusic.

The movie will recount the final days of King`s life before he was assassinated in 1968 and will be shot in a documentary-style format similar to Greengrass` 9/11 movie United 93.

Whitaker is currently favourite to take the coveted role of King.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 09:20

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