Steven Spielberg will make Martin Luther King Jr. movie

Stevenspielberg_290 DreamWorks has, well, a dream, and that dream is coming true.

The studio has been granted rights to the works of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., according to Variety.

Based on that access, Steven Spielberg will produce a movie about the life and death of charismatic figure King.

"We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these defining, historic events," Spielberg said in a statement. "It is our hope that the creative power of film and the impact of Dr. King's life can combine to present a story of undeniable power that we can all be proud of."

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