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Watch the First Trailer for MLK Jr. Biopic ‘Selma’

Watch the First Trailer for MLK Jr. Biopic 'Selma'

The first trailer for director Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., has finally landed. The film opens December 25 in select cities and nationwide January 9.

The film focuses on the intense three months in 1965 when King led the controversial campaign to obtain equal voting rights. His long march from Selma to Montgomery yielded President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the most significant victory for the Civil Rights Movement. Paul Webb wrote the film.

In a bid for awards buzz, Paramount will present a first look at 30 minutes from the film at AFI Fest on Tuesday, November 11. We will be there.

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