Lee Daniels to direct Hugh Jackman in Martin Luther King film Orders to Kill

Conspiracy theory drama will tell the story of lawyer William Pepper's fight to prove that the civil rights activist was murdered by forces including the Us government

Lee Daniels is teaming up with Hugh Jackman for the conspiracy theory drama Orders to Kill, about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, according to the La Times.

With Daniels directing, Jackman will star as William Pepper, the lawyer who has argued for decades that, on 4 April 1968, the Us civil rights activist was murdered by unseen forces including the Us government. The man convicted of shooting King was James Earl Ray, an advocate of non-violent protest; Ray recanted his confession and died protesting his innocence.

The film, which will follow Pepper's long fight to bring his arguments to prominence, is adapted by screenwriter Hanna Weg from Pepper's 1995 book Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King. Following Ray's death,
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