According to Deadline.com, "Selma" will open in a limited release Dec. 25 before a wide release Jan. 9, 2015, and is backed by producers Winfrey, Plan B ("12 Years a Slave") and Oscar winner Christian Colson ("127 Hours").
David Oyelowo will play Martin Luther King, Jr., the iconic civil rights leader. The film will track MLK's struggle to secure voting rights for all people and will include the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
Alongside Oyelowo as MLK and the aforementioned Domingo as Ralph Abernathy are Tom Wilkinson as Johnson, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Alessandro Nivola as John Doar, Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover, Ribisi as Lee White, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Stephen Root as Al Lingo, Jeremy Strong as James Reeb, Tim Roth as George Wallace, and Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.