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Samuel L. Jackson is set to make his Broadway debut in the play The Mountaintop.  Jackson will portray famed Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Mountaintop is a dramatic interpretation of King’s life the night before he was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968.  The play has been running for two years in London and will officially open in New York in October 2011. Preview performances will begin on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Halle Berry was in talks to join the cast of the play in the role of Camae, a mysterious maid at the motel, but was forced to withdraw due to the ongoing child custody case with her ex, Gabriel Autry.

Spotted @ The Huffington Post

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