According to the L.A. Times, Hugh Jackman and director Lee Daniels (Precious, The Paperboy) are attached to Orders to Kill. The film, based on the novel by William Pepper, centers on various theories surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Pepper is an attorney (and activist) who believes convicted shooter James Earl Ray was a patsy for the government. Pepper suggests the government carried out the hit on King, fearing his opposition to the Vietnam War. In 1999, a Memphis jury found “governmental agencies” responsible for the activists death after King’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The suit was filed shortly after a local store owner near the Lorraine Motel claimed the Mafia and U.S. government conspired to assassinate MLK. Previous attempts to get the events surrounding the assassination to the big-screen have fallen apart after the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. (and distributors) have disapproved certain elements of the story. Since they have long believed King’s death was a result of the conspiracy, there is a chance Order to Kill could be the one that gets through. The earliest this one could get rolling is probably next year since Daniels is currently filming The Butler and Jackman is preparing to become Wolverine for the sixth time on the big screen.
Source : L.A. Times