Must Watch: First Trailer for 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo as MLK
"What happens when a man stands up and says enough is enough." Paramount has officially debuted the first trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma, one of the last films we're waiting to see for the awards season, as it hits theaters on Christmas Day just in time for a qualifying theatrical run. Telling the story of of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic march that started in Selma, Alabama in 1965, this powerful portrayal of the civil rights movement is lead by David Oyelowo. He looks exceptional as Martin Luther King, even putting on a bit of weight to complete the appearance, and I can't wait to see the entire thing. The cast includes Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover. Don't ignore this film.
Here's the first riveting trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma, originally debuted by Yahoo:
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. Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay ("Scandal") from a script she wrote with first-time writer Paul Webb. When the film is released wide in 2015, it will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic marches. David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher, The Butler) stars as Martin Luther King Jr. along with Carem Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Fred Gray, Common as James Bevel and many more. Paramount will release Selma limited on December 25th, 2014, before expanding wide in January 2015. Stay tuned.