Actor David Oyelowo is channeling Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a new role for the movie, Selma.
The film is based on the historic Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965 which gave black people the right to vote.
‘No citizen of this country can call themselves blameless when we all bear a responsibility for our fellow man. ‘I am appealing to men and women of god and goodwill everywhere white, black and otherwise.’ ‘If you believe all are created equal, come to Selma, join us, join our march against injustice and inhumanity, we need you to stand with us,’ King said.
The powerful speech by orator-extraordinaire King was brought to life by Nigerian/British Oyelowo who has be taking on very monumental roles and shooting up the Hollywood A-List ladder in recent times.
Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey and Cuba Gooding Jr. will also star in Selma, released next year.