The powerful first trailer for Ava DuVernay’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic is here and let’s just say Selma is everything we expected and wanted plus so much more.
David Oyelowo is Dr. King while Carmen Ejogo is Coretta Scott King and Selma tells the tale of how a movement was started that would change the world.
The film is from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and the pop culture icon also stars (recently seen in The Butler) -- as do Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Wilkinson (as LBJ), Tim Roth (recently announced as joining the cast of The Hateful Eight), Alexxandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common and Lorraine Toussaint.
King and his legions of rights-seeking patriots would march on Selma in 1965 demanding equal voting rights. It would be broadcast to the world, and would begin a cultural revolution centuries in the making.
Selma is set to land in select theaters December 25 for an Oscar-qualifying run, before opening nationwide in January. The film's poster and a few stills have premiered too! Check them out in the photo gallery below.