Martin Luther King Jr. biopic dropped by Oliver Stone after script with adultery rejected Oliver Stone announced on Friday he is no longer involved with an upcoming movie about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the studio rejected his script. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it," the director wrote on Twitter. "The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being," Stone continued. "I'm told the estate & the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth. I wish you could see the film I would've made. I fear if 'they' ever make it, it'll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington. Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americans--but, thank God, not a saint." Interesting news. Stone is always a vital filmmaker even when he's (and some would say especially when he's) at his most controversial. One gets the impression that the studio wanted a "Disneyfied" version of the MLK story. And how does his family get to control what is and isn't said about King, any more than the family of any other historical or political figure?