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Hugh Jackman to make film on Luther King Jr assassination

London: `The Wolverine` star Hugh Jackman is planning to make a film on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

The actor will team up with director Lee Daniels for the film titled `Orders to Kill`, which chronicles the infamous 1968 Memphis killing from an unconventional perspective, reported Ace Showbiz.

The project, which is developed at Millennium Films, is said to tell "an alternative version of the King shooting."

The story will apparently be told from the perspective of an activist named William Pepper, to be portrayed by Jackman.

Pepper is a controversial attorney and activist, who has argued for decades that convicted killer James Earl Ray was not the one who shot MLK. Ray himself recanted his confession about killing the iconic figure and he died arguing his innocence.

"Orders to Kill" will be based on Pepper`s book which was adapted by scribe Hanna Weg. It follows Pepper over the years when he wages a one-man campaign, interviewing witnesses and gaining support for his theory that other interests were behind the killing.

Jackman will soon be seen in "Les Miserables", which will hit the theatres on December 14. Daniels, meanwhile, is busy directing his high-end drama "The Butler" about a man who served more than six presidents in the White House.

PTI

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