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Jamie Foxx To Play Martin Luther King In Biopic?

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Is Jamie Foxx getting ready to play the role of yet another historical and iconic figure?

HipHollywood has learned that Foxx, who won an Academy Award for his performance in Ray, is in early talks with Warner Brothers and DreamWorks to star as Martin Luther King in an untitled MLK biopic.

Although a deal is far from being done, a source close to Foxx tells HipHollywood that the actor is “excited about the opportunity to work on this film and truly bringing the remarkable story of MLK to life.”

According to Variety, JFK and World Trade Center’s, Oliver Stone is in talks as well to direct the long awaited film.

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  1. Marliatou Diallo

    December 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    It is good to see on your birthday you are glowing Jamie Foxx on your blue sky tshirt.

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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