Oprah Joins ‘SELMA’

Camara Oscura

Oprah Winfrey

Paramount Pictures and Pathé announced that their upcoming film Selma will have a limited release in the U.S on Christmas day and will open wide on January 9, 2015. Directed by Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere), the film is produced by Oprah Winfrey, Plan B, the producers of the Academy Award-winning 12 Years A Slave and Cloud Eight Films’ Academy Award-winning Christian Colson (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire).

In addition, Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey has joined the film’s cast as Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman and visible leader amongst the civil rights protesters in Selma who tried to register to vote and was unfairly denied by the sheriff.

The film is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and…

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