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Sunday 25 January 2015

Hugh Jackman gets Orders To Kill

Hugh Jackman is set to work with Lee Daniels
Hugh Jackman is set to work with Lee Daniels

Hugh Jackman is to star in a new movie about the death of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

The X-Men star will play lawyer and activist William F Pepper, a friend of King's, in Orders To Kill, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The film will be based on a book by Pepper, who has argued that convicted killer James Earl Ray, who recanted his confession and died arguing his innocence, didn't fatally shoot King and that he was a scapegoat in a conspiracy.

Orders To Kill will be directed by Precious filmmaker Lee Daniels.

Hugh and Lee were previously hoping to work together on a movie called Selma about the civil rights struggle in the US, but it was reportedly scrapped for financial reasons.

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