Director Oliver Stone (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Director Oliver Stone announced Friday that he would no longer be involved in the previously announced Martin Luther King Jr. biopic.

Stone was originally on board to write and direct the film.

The director took to his Twitter account to explain his departure from the project.

It is unclear whether Stone’s exit will impact Jamie Foxx, who was cast to play the civil rights leader.

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