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Ava DuVernay's upcoming biopic Selma follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he prepares for the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery.

Jolie A. Doggett
Nov, 07, 2014

Ava DuVernay's upcoming biopic Selma follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (played by The Butler's David Oyelowo) as he prepares for the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery to secure voting rights for Blacks in the South. The tense super trailer shines an emotional light on the violence and racism that Dr. King struggled against. The events of that summer ultimately led to President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The anticipated film features also performances from Oprah Winfrey (who co-produced it), Cuba Gooding, Jr., Carmen Ejogo, and Common. Get your first look at what's sure to be an Oscar contender here.