This news comes a little early for Black History Month, but it looks like the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic is going to be written by Ronald Harwood — the writer who won an Oscar for The Pianist.

From Variety:

DreamWorks co-presidents of production Mark Sourian and Holly Bario praised Harwood for the breadth of his experience, which make “him particularly suited to portraying this deeply personal story against the background of such a turbulent time.”

One of the most critically lauded contemporary playwrights and screenwriters, Harwood is known for a career-long fascination with themes surrounding race, conscience and moral choices as well as history.

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