Paramount Pictures debuted the trailer for Selma, an upcoming American drama film directed by Ava DuVernay & co-written by DuVernay with Paul Webb.

Based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC.

It stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Andre Holland, Keith Stanfield, Wendell Pierce, Niecy Nash, Lorraine Toussaint Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey.

Synopsis:
“The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.

Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.”

Selma gets a limited release on December 25, 2014, before opening wide on January 9, 2015.

 

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