According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Rock is in talks to direct a biopic centering on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. for Universal Pictures.
The film will be an adaptation of Jonathan Eig‘s King: A Life and is described as “an intimate portrayal of King as a courageous but emotionally troubled individual who demanded peaceful protest while grappling with his own frailties and a government that hunted him.”
Steven Spielberg will executive produce alongside Kristie Macosko Krieger. Rock has previously directed films such as Top Five, Head of State, and I Think I Love My Wife and will next be seen starring in Rustin alongside Colman Domingo, which will release in select theaters in November.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter