MLK Assassination Movie ‘Hellhound On His Trail’ In The Works
A movie about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s death is underway. Black Label Media will produce and finance the film, “Hellhound On His Trail.” Scott Cooper will direct his scripted adaptation of the Hampton Sides non fiction bestseller about the assassination of Dr. King by James Earl Ray.
Set against the larger backdrop of the Civil Rights movement, the film will chronicle the terrifying collision of these two figures and the subsequent largest manhunt in FBI history. That hunt was led by J. Edgar Hoover, and led to the apprehension of prison escapee Ray before he fled the country. The book was published in 2010 by Doubleday, and was a national bestseller and Edgar Award nominee.
Production is said to begin next spring.