King siblings oppose film deal struck by brother - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

King siblings oppose film deal struck by brother

ATLANTA (AP) - DreamWorks plans the first big-screen portrayal of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But two of King's children are threatening legal action because the film deal was made without their blessing.

DreamWorks touted the project in a press release as the first theatrical motion picture authorized by the estate using King's intellectual property as the basis for the film. Steven Spielberg was listed as a co-producer. The only other film about King that made it to theaters was a documentary that was shown in 1970.

Dexter King, one of the late civil rights leader's sons, said in a press release that he hoped the movie would "be the definitive film" on his father's legacy. Two other King siblings - Bernice King and Martin Luther King III - said they had no input in the deal. Bernice King says the deal does not have their blessing.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • NewsMore>>

  • 3 injured in shooting in France, reports say

    3 injured in shooting in France, reports say

    Friday, March 24 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-03-24 23:10:21 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:14:16 GMT

    Early reports suggest a shooting in France is crime or gang-related. 

    More >>

    Early reports suggest a shooting in France is crime or gang-related. 

    More >>
  • Heart Gallery Alabama: Sharae & Sharee

    Heart Gallery Alabama: Sharae & Sharee

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:01:33 GMT

    Each week, we introduce you to a child in Alabama's foster care system. It's our hope that we can connect these children with loving families. This week, meet sisters, Sharae and Sharee.

    More >>

    Each week, we introduce you to a child in Alabama's foster care system. It's our hope that we can connect these children with loving families. This week, meet sisters, Sharae and Sharee.

    More >>
  • Vernon: Severe storms possible tomorrow

    Vernon: Severe storms possible tomorrow

    Friday, March 24 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-03-24 23:59:58 GMT
    Source: WSFA 12 NewsSource: WSFA 12 News
    FIRST ALERT: The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of the WSFA viewing area under a SLIGHT risk for severe weather Saturday afternoon. More details below. Despite southeasterly winds, we remain in a relatively dry state as moisture slowly returns to the area. We'll remain rather mild tonight as we slowly cool down to an overnight low in the upper 50s. We'll have a partly cloudy sky setting and not a chance of rain tonight. If you have weekend plans that will take you...More >>
    FIRST ALERT: The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of the WSFA viewing area under a SLIGHT risk for severe weather Saturday afternoon. More details below. Despite southeasterly winds, we remain in a relatively dry state as moisture slowly returns to the area. We'll remain rather mild tonight as we slowly cool down to an overnight low in the upper 50s. We'll have a partly cloudy sky setting and not a chance of rain tonight. If you have weekend plans that will take you...More >>
Powered by Frankly