16 November 2012 3:39 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Memphis, Paul Greengrass’s film about the final days of Dr. Martin Luther King, is coming back around. You might recall that picture got shelved after Universal Pictures dropped out, and Greengrass and producer Scott Rudin shelved it because it became too difficult to set up new financing and shoot the film so that it could be released during the Mlk weekend holiday. Greengrass and Rudin moved on to make Captain Phillips, the Sony drama about the Somali pirate heist that stars Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips. Now, I hear that steps are underway to make Memphis Greengrass’s next directorial outing. I’ve heard that Wild Bunch will be involved but all of this is still coming together. The script depicts Dr. King’s final days as he struggled to organize a protest march on behalf of striking black municipal sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was slain. »


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