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Oprah to produce Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' for Paramount
Oprah to produce Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' for Paramount

Oprah Winfrey has come aboard as a producer on "Selma," a biopic about the iconic Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. The long-gestating film will focus on King's historic 1965 voting rights campaign and will be directed by Ava DuVernay, who became the first black woman to win best director at the Sundance Film Festival with her 2012 microbudget indie drama "Middle of Nowhere." DuVernay rewrote the "Selma" script after joining the project in July and sent it to Winfrey, who took notice, the report says. British actor David Oyelowo, who starred in...

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