Precious’ Lee Daniels casts David Oyelowo to play MLK Jr.
“Precious” director Lee Daniels has officially cast his lead character to his civil-rights follow up film entitled “Selma.” David Oyelowo, a British actor who can be seen in “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Red Tails” will play the part of Martin Luther King Jr. Hugh Jackman is slated to play the role of the racist sheriff.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows the historic marches that King made in 1965 in Selma, Alabama that re-wrote history. The part for Governor George Wallace still needs to be filled.
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