Selma is a civil rights drama bout the legendary Martin Luther King Jr, and stars David Oyelowo in the iconic role. Just recently Tim Roth was added to the cast. He will be playing Alabama governor George Wallace, and Oprah Winfrey has been cast as Annie Lee Cooper. Both Roth and Winfrey will definitely bring weight to the film.
Now Variety reports Paramount Pictures has set the film for an initial limited release on December 25th, qualifying it for awards season, and then expanding to a wide release on January 9th, 2015.
It seems that Paramount is very pleased with how the film is turning out, and they have set the film for an initial limited release on December 25th, qualifying it for awards season, and then expanding to a wide release on January 9th, 2015.
Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay ("Scandal") from a script she wrote with first-time writer Paul Webb. The film follows the Selma to Montgomery marches that took place in 1965 and directly resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act. When the film goes wide in 2015, that will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic marches. David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher, The Butler) stars as Martin Luther King Jr. along with Carem Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Fred Gray, Common as James Bevel and many more.