IAR VIDEO: David Oyelowo and Director Ava DuVernay Talk 'Selma'

Monday, 05 January 2015 23:55
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Opening in theaters on January 9th is the new historical biopic from director Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere) called Selma, which is already an Oscar frontrunner. The film stars David Oyelowo (Lincoln) as Martin Luther King Jr., and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) as Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as Carmen Ejogo (The Purge: Anarchy), Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Wendell Pierce (Parker), Common (No You See Me), Giovanni Ribisi (The Rum Diary), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniel's The Butler), and Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire). 

Courtesy of our friends at Paramount Pictures, IAR is proud to present David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay talking about their work on Selma. The talented actor, and acclaimed director discussed their new film, why they wanted to make it, why this point in Dr. King's life was important, working with each other, and what Oyelowo learned from playing the famous Civil Rights leader. 

To watch the interview with David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay about Selma, please click on the video player above. 


A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s (Oyelowo) campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Selma opens in theaters on January 9th. 

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