Oscar-nominated actor David Oyelowo takes fans through his seven-year journey to play Martin Luther King in our exclusive preview for Selma. The critically-acclaimed drama debuts on Digital HD today, before it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD formats May 5. In this exclusive preview, David Oyelowo reveals that he first read the script for Selma in 2007, noting how 'crazy' he thought the idea of a British actor playing Martin Luther King truly was. Seven years later, they were finally shooting the movie, time which he spent getting to learn Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement and American history.
Director Ava DuVernay delivers the "definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) with the incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights in an event that forever altered history. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary march. David Oyelowo is "mesmerizing" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) as Dr. King and leads an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey1, Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Tim Roth, Grammy®-winning artist Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, and Lorraine Toussaint.
Take a look at our exclusive preview for Selma, before picking up this Oscar-nominated film today on Digital HD. We also have a full list of special features details, along with the artwork below. Are you surprised it took so long to get Selma made? Chime in with your thoughts below.
- Feature film in high definition
- The Road to Selma
- Recreating Selma
- "Glory" Music Video featuring John Legend and Common
- Historical Newsreels
- Photo Gallery
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
- Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation
- Commentary by director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo
- Commentary by director Ava DuVernay, director of photography Bradford Young and editor Spencer Averick