With Lee Daniels‘s film about Martin Luther King Jr. still in limbo after funding dried up, Universal Pictures will make ‘Memphis,’ the drama about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr..

Producing the film will be Scott Rudin, the Oscar-nominated producer of Best Picture candidates ‘The Social Network’ and ‘True Grit,’ with Paul Greengrass serving as writer and director, states

Production on the film is slated to begin in June.

Greengrass has a good relationship with the studio, having directed ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ (2004), ‘United 93’ (2006), ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ (2007), and ‘Green Zone’ (2010).

Daniels’ King film, ‘Selma,’ was supposed to be his next film after he directed ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Saphhire,’ which recieved six Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture.

Even with names like Robert De Niro, Hugh Jackman, Cedric the Entertainer, and David Oyelowo attached in the film and some of the funding coming from The Weinstein Company, not enough money was brought in for a production start

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