Here’s a small clip of Samuel Jackson explaining his hopes and expectations of the Katori Hall Broadway play he stars in, The Mountaintop–a production we’ve been psyched about for some time now.

The play re-imagines the events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after the delivery of his renowned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. The entire play is set in Room 306 of the now famous Lorraine Motel. Camae, a mysterious maid, played by Angela Bassett, forces King to face his past and consider his legacy.

The production will officially debut October 13, 2011.