Saturday, December 20, 2014

British Nigerian Actors Shine as Martin Luther King,Jr and Wife in Big Hollywood Film


"Selma" official trailer.

Photo: David Oyelowo (as Martin Luther King Jr.) and Carmen Ejogo (as Coretta Scott King), photographed on the set of "Selma" at the Georgia State Capitol building, in Atlanta. Credit: Vanity Fair

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo is Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo is his wife Coretta Scott King in Ava DuVernay 's highly acclaimed American historical drama "Selma" based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Selma garnered four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director and Best Actor for Oyelowo and he has already won the 2014 African-American Film Critics Association's Breakthrough Performance Award for Best Actor, http://variety.com/exec/david-oyelowo/.
"Selma" will open at the cinemas in the United States on Christmas Day 2014 and will open worldwide from January 9, 2015.
Paramount Pictures will distribute Selma in the United States and Canada.
Oyelowo has been praised for his huge role as MLK.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nell-minow/playing-mlk-actor-david-o_b_6341630.html

Oyelowo is popular both on British TV and American films "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (2011), "Middle of Nowhere" (2012), "Lincoln" (2012), "The Paperboy" (2012) and "The Butler" (2013).
He is an impressive filmography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Oyelowo

Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo first played Coretta Scott King in the "Boycott" (2001). She was in the "The Avengers" (1998), "Pride and Glory" (2008) and other major films in the UK and US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Ejogo








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