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Viola Davis is bringing Martin Luther King to life

Academy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor and producer, Viola Davis and actor and producer Julius Tennon, along with their award-winning production company, JuVee Productions, are joining TIME’s immersive project The March, which will bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech to virtual reality for the first time, as executive producers, it was announced today by TIME.

Through the use of groundbreaking room-scale, interactive technology, The March will offer audiences an unprecedented opportunity to experience the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech from several points of view in virtual reality.

In partnership with Intellectual Properties Management, Inc. (Licensor of the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr.), which granted TIME development rights for the project, The March will allow contemporary audiences to experience the presence and message of Dr. King. The project will be the most life-like and realistic rendering of a human performance in VR to date, blending advanced VR, AI, film production processes, and machine-learning techniques.

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