Saturday, November 08, 2014

British Born Nigerian Actor; David Oyelowo Play Martin Luther King In New Biopic Also Staring Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr

These are good times for Hollywood actors of Nigerian descent following the huge successes recorded by the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor(2012,12Year A Slave, Half of A Yellow Sun) as another British born actor of Nigerian origin David Oyelowo is set to hit the big screen after depicting the great rights legend; Martin Luther King Jrn in a new biopic 'Selma' set for release on Christmas day.

David Oyelowo leads a pack of top stars including Academy Award-nominee Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Oprah Winfrey who takes on the role of Annie Lee Cooper. Others include Carmen Ejogo, Andre Holland, Omar J. Dorsey, Tessa Thompson, Tim Roth, Wendell Pierce, and Colman Domingo.

"SELMA" is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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