I have come to the conclusion that director Lee Daniels loves stirring up controversy. While his current film in production, “The Butler”, adapted from a true story about a Black man who served several Presidents, might be considered tame his next project will not be. Daniels is gearing up to take a look at an alternative theory about the death of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Namely, that James Earl Ray is innocent. This is bound to make folks uncomfortable. According to vulture.com, Daniels is going to adapt one of the books written by attorney William Pepper…
When I heard a few weeks ago that Oprah Winfrey was considering using the new Lee Daniels project, “The Butler” (about a Black man named Eugene Allen who served eight presidents at the White House) as her return to acting I was underwhelmed. I think Oprah should just be her uber famous self and do what she does best like get the interview–like the one with Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina this Sunday. Anyway, Oprah aside, this project is starting to shape up into something that has the potential to be spectacular. That’s because Forest Whitaker may take on the…
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