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First Look at David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma

By B. Alan Orange — August 22nd, 2014

Paramount Pictures has released the first photos from the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma. This gives us our first look at David Oyelowo as the human rights activist alongside his wife Coretta Scott King, played by Carmen Ejogo. A second photo gives us a look at the supporting cast, including Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Omar J. Dorsey as plays James Orange, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King, Jr., Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Corey Reynolds as Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton.

In theaters this Christmas, Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay. Check out these first images.

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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