Jeff Labrecque
April 04, 2011 AT 07:44 PM EDT

Paul Greengrass’ proposed film about the last days of Martin Luther King has been shelved by Universal. According to Deadline, Memphis was tentatively set to start shooting in June with hopes for a February 2012 release, but Universal withdrew financing based on that tight schedule. “We are not moving forward with the film now because we could not make the film on the timeline it required,” says a spokesperson from the studio. Greengrass did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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