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Oliver Stone Has a Dream: To make M.L.K. Foxxy

3 Submitted by on Fri, 18 October 2013, 10:00

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and go to the theater and watch my movies and say: ‘We hold these films to be amazing; all films are not created equal.’

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former movie goers, and the sons of former popcorn eaters will be able to sit down together on the couch of movie night.

I have a dream that one day even the city of Hollywood, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will allow me to make Martin Luther King Foxxy” – Not Oliver Stone

Greetings OOU.netties! (I decided to switch it up), It seems that Oliver Stone, director of a diverse set of films from the likes of Platoon to Savages wants to create a foxy duo with foxy Jamie Foxx (can I say foxy one more time? It just sounds so sexy). The Wrap wrap-ports that:

“DreamWorks acquired the rights to King’s story in 2009 along with the rights to his “I Have a Dream” speech. In April 2011, the company decided to team up with Warner Bros., which had been developing its own MLK movie with Salem, who spent three years doing research and interviews to inform his screenplay.”

It is also said that:

“Steven Spielberg will produce for DreamWorks along with Suzanne de Passe, Madison Jones and Sam Nappi, while several members of the King family are expected to serve as executive producers on the project.”

Hm, this is another headscratcher. It seems that there will indeed be TWO Martin Luther King films. This one, and one by The Bourne Supremecy director Paul Greengrass, which has Forest Whitaker set to star. (I wonder who would win in a staring contest pie eating contest) Let’s first talk about Oliver Stone as a director.

Our Buddy Ollie Stone has an interesting taste in projects. Platoon, is a serious drama about the Vietnam War, staring Oscar ‘WINNING’ former cocaine addict actor Charlie Sheen (was that joke still relevant?). The film itself is a classic, and although some may say that it was overrated, I personally found it to be compelling. Later down his career, we got Natural Born Killers that seems to glorify violence and sociopaths, and is seriously really weird. I still enjoyed it, but when watching two psychopaths go about a killing spree with crazy uses of green screen and laugh tracks make my head spin. So yeah, kind of a big jump in style. (dat Hiesenburg Blue Sky) And now he wants to make a Martin Luther King movie? Maybe the people that assassinated him were the Grandfathers of the characters in Killers. Regardless, it’s not a bad choice per say, it’s just a bizarre one. Who knows, maybe he’ll surprise us all and it will end up being a’ tour de force!’

As for the actor choice, I’m not completely sold. It’s not that he’s a bad actor, it’s just when I see M.L.K., he just has this sweet cuddliness to him. Honestly, Michael J. Fox Jamie Foxx (I keep misspelling his name by adding an extra Parkinson’s Disease. *yikes*) does have that kind of humbleness to him. In Django, yeah sure he was a slave, but even in a role where he is supposed to be submissive, he has the ambition for revenge and freedom. This is the opposite vibe of who M.L.K. is. Sure, he was preachy to say the least, but he just seems like a reall sweet guy, and Forest Whitaker can pull that off. Also, when I say ‘To make M.L.K. Foxxy”, I mean that both literally and figuratively (I tend to do that a lot). Simply put, Jamie Foxx just seems too pretty to be having the dream. And now I say foxy one more time, and pack my soapbox away, and walk down the path of shame.

So what do you think OOUies? Who would win in a pie eating contest? What do you think of these styles? How many times did I say foxy? Comment below, let One of Us know!

Via The Wrap

 

 

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Born in the fiery pits of California, and raised in the wilderness of Washington, Angelo Elauria is one weird dude. Currently residing in the rainy city of Seattle, he acquired his B.A. degree (which stands for BAD ASS) in Psychology from the University of Washington. He hopes to one day brain bang you. He dreams of becoming a film director/writer, however, being a nerd comes first. He really loves everything creative and clever: Film. Animation. Television. Architecture. Video games. Robots. Gummy Bears. Robotic Gummy Bears. There isn’t anything that will fascinate him if he stops to really think about it. He also hates doing bios in third person.
  • A Man Called Hawk

    I think the best thing they could do with this film would be to dispel a lot of myths about who MLK actually was a person. While he was a “nice guy” he was also very radical and fierce in his beliefs.

    Also simply in terms of looks Fox looks more the part than Lazy eye Whitaker.

    • Angelo Elauria

      Hm, I had no idea he was really fierce in his beliefs. I just thought he was a pacifism advocate. Then again… There are some pretty fierce pacifists out there, and I guess you can be a non-violent radical. Maybe I should look more in to his history since you know, he’s pretty important, and I only remember a little bit of what I learned about him back in Hr. High-Highschool. Thanks for keeping me in the know! P.S. Who would you cast MLK?

      • A Man Called Hawk

        If Martin Luther King Jr was alive today he’d hands down be the most vilified man by conservative media. He was a fierce pacifist that spoke out constantly against the Vietnam War, he was anti capitalism, and he felt the nation had a moral responsibility to take care of those who lived in poverty.

        As for who i’d cast as MLK, I think Jamie Foxx can do a good job if the script is good enough. I’d also like to see Chiwetel Ejiofor get chance, I think he’d nail the role, he definitely has the voice and presence to pull it off.