Selma is a 2014 American drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by DuVernay and Paul Webb. The film is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC. The film stars David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Johnson, Common as Bevel, and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King.
Pathé financed the film, and Plan B Entertainment and Harpo Productions co-produced the project. Paramount Pictures will distribute Selma in the United States and Canada.
Selma premiered at an American Film Institute event on November 11, 2014, and will receive a theatrical release in the United States on December 25, 2014.
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