On the eve of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone has announced he’s no longer involved in a biopic about the iconic civil rights leader, citing disagreements over his rewritten script that deals with King’s alleged infidelity.

Stone announced his exit on Twitter, laying out what happened from his perspective along with one eye-opening zinger aimed at the MLK estate and the “respectable” black community, both whom Stone was told “won’t approve” his script:

Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won’t go with it.
Director Oliver Stone Exits Biopic on Martin Luther King, Jr., Cites His Rewritten Script Dealing with Infidelity as Issue
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The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King’s spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being
Director Oliver Stone Exits Biopic on Martin Luther King, Jr., Cites His Rewritten Script Dealing with Infidelity as Issue
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I’m told the estate & the ‘respectable’ black community that guard King’s reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth.
Director Oliver Stone Exits Biopic on Martin Luther King, Jr., Cites His Rewritten Script Dealing with Infidelity as Issue
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I wish you could see the film I would've made. I fear if ‘they’ ever make it, it’ll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington
Director Oliver Stone Exits Biopic on Martin Luther King, Jr., Cites His Rewritten Script Dealing with Infidelity as Issue
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Martin, I grieve for you. You are still a great inspiration for your fellow Americans—but, thank God, not a saint.
Director Oliver Stone Exits Biopic on Martin Luther King, Jr., Cites His Rewritten Script Dealing with Infidelity as Issue
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Representatives for Stone, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks did not immediately respond to requests for comment, according to The Wrap.

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Stone has generated controversy and praise in equal measure in a decades-long career that has included such award-winning films as “JFK,” “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July.” His most recent feature film, “Savages,” examined the illegal drug business.

Hollywood has struggled to bring a picture about King’s life and times to the screen for years. Paul Greengrass and Lee Daniels are among the prominent directors who have flirted with dramatizing the “I Have a Dream” orator’s story. What made Stone’s attempt seem more promising than others, and what might have ultimately doomed it, is it had the support of the King family.

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(H/T: The Wrap)