IAR VIDEO: Tom Wilkinson and Tim Roth Talk 'Selma'

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 17:41
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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 for several nominations. The film stars David Oyelowo (Lincoln) as Martin Luther King Jr., and Academy Award-nominee Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) as Lyndon B. Johnson. The impressive supporting cast includes 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), Academy Award-nominees Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniel's The Butler), and Tim Roth (The Incredible Hulk), as well as Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire). 

Courtesy of our friends at Paramount Pictures, IAR is proud to present Tom Wilkinson and Tim Roth talking about their work on Selma. The two Academy Award-nominated actors discussed their new film, working together, the conflict between Lyndon B. Johnson and Governor George Wallace, Roth's approach to playing Wallace, Johnson's relationship with Martin Luther King Jr., King's legacy, making him a three-dimensional character, and what both actors learned about King from making the movie. 

To watch the interview with Tom Wilkinson and Tim Roth 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. 

To watch video of David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay talking about Selma, please click here

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