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Who Do U Want To Play Martin Luther King In The New Biopic?

The director shortlisted 11 big names but they need only one. Jammie Foxx wants the role badly but I think Laurence Fishbourne is the best man for the job just that he is older. Whom do you think will play Martin Luther King very well and match his physique too?

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You no wan choose your brother abi?. You wan choose Laurence fish abi na meat bourne but not Emeka 1. I sabi act pass Denzel washington oh.

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i think that was just a publicity stunt to make the tabloids keep their names hot in their newspapers.

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Yeah; he did a great job in Ray. He once again showed his expertise when he did another great job romancing Halle Berry.

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actually this is very interesting, i put that photo up to see which one might look like the real deal.

of course there needs to be an actor that can deliver as well. Cuba Gooding hasnt really got what it takes to pull it off but, lets be honest for a minute,(as much as i hate to say it) if someone CAN mimic all MLK facial expressions, the voice and the posture then that will have to be Jamie Foxx. the job he did on Ray was unbelievable. i think that his stand up comedy background and ability to get into character will get him the part (the rest will be improved by make up artists and effects)

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lets have a look, my money is definitely on any of these 6 (Derek Luke look kinda young but make up can fix that)

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Terrence is light-skinned, not mixed race, I don't think. Anyway, talk true, Will Smith did not resemble Muhammad Ali one bit. In fact, it still pains me that they used him for that.

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@ Mrbrownjay,

God will bless you, I meant to say Terrence Howard, not Cuba Gooding Jnr whom I mentioned earlier, would fit the role. In fact, Terrence is the best choice, with or without that list. I can already see it in my mind's eye: the guy would make it work. MLK Jnr was not so dark, so they need a light skinned actor anyway. He already has some good movies under his belt; they need to give him this big break. Will Smith did Muhammad Ali, Jamie Foxx had Ray Charles, even Denzel had Malcom X. I think it's Terrence Howard's turn to shine.

As for Will Smith, brotha please. Add weight or not, this gig is not for him. And did he really pull off Ali? Naah.

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Will Smith ke? You people should not make me puke o!

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by the way, what about [b]Cuba Gooding jr [/b]or [b]Terrence Howard [/b]as MLK jr?!

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i am surprised that Jamie Foxx(or Will Smith) was mentioned. he doesnt remotely look the part. an older guy will be fit for the role. i mean look at any picture of MLK and then look at him. i know the make up artist these days are doing breathtaking jobs but come on.

at least if Jamie get the role, the movie will pull major Hollywood star power and.

I would say Jeffrey Wright/Lawrence Fishburne definitely and closely followed by Dennis Haysbert, Derek Luke or Paul Winsfield . they would pull it off greatly.

Spielberg and Dreamwork got the deal to shoot that movie but there is no confirmation if he will direct it or not.

directed by Spielberg?! or directed by Spike Lee damn!!!!!!

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^^^Jamie Foxx? Haha, the guy's good, but we're talking big-time here. Will Smith? Oh please! The movie will flop! As for Blair Underwood, I'm sure you're just being kind by mentioning him. But now that I think of it, noone mentioned Cuba Gooding Jnr; now that's a man who can pull this off, with the proper direction. Apart from Eddie Murphy, this is one guy that I think resembles King, and who has the charisma. IMO anyway.

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But he wouldn't fit into the role age wise?. Jammie Foxx is the right guy to pull it off but he doesn't have that appealing charisma in speech. I wonder why they didn't include Will Smith or Blair Underwood?.

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