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11 items from 2014


First Look at Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo as Mlk

22 August 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Gather 'round for your first look at one awards contender - the film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With the awards season kicking off next month, many films lining up are finally starting to be unveiled and this is yet another on the docket. Selma follows Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. on his historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. While one shot gives us a close look at Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo as his wife Coretta Scott King, the second one features quite the ensemble line-up: Tessa Thompson plays Diane Nash, Omar Dorsey plays James Orange, Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, André Holland plays Andrew Young, Corey Reynolds plays Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Lorraine Toussaint plays Amelia Boynton. See both images below. Here's the first two photos from Ava DuVernay's Selma, revealed by Paramount Pictures (via SlashFilm »

- Alex Billington

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First Look at David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma'

22 August 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures has released the first photos from the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma. This gives us our first look at David Oyelowo as the human rights activist alongside his wife Coretta Scott King, played by Carmen Ejogo. A second photo gives us a look at the supporting cast, including Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Omar J. Dorsey as plays James Orange, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King, Jr., Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Corey Reynolds as Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton.

In theaters this Christmas, Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay. Check out these first images.

Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people - a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson »

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Selma Set for Limited Christmas Day Release; The Homesman Rides into Theaters on November 7th; Spare Parts Comes Together January 16, 2015

20 June 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's a look at the latest release dates: Selma - Ava DuVernay's Civil Rights picture starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. opens in limited release on Christmas Day, with a theater expansion on January 9, 2015. The Homesman - Writer-director-star Tommy Lee Jones' Western drama also starring Hilary Swank and Miranda Otto will open on November 7th. Spare PartsSean McNamara's film that follows a team of high school students participating in an underwater robotics competition will open January 16, 2015. Hit the jump for more on each picture. In addition to the Christmas Day 2015 release date news, which qualifies the film for the 2014 Oscars race, we've also received an updated casting list.  The film stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Alessandro Nivola as John Doar, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Producer Oprah Winfrey Joins the Cast of Mlk Biopic 'Selma'

20 June 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures and Path&#233 today announced that the feature 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 being 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).

Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey joins 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 Jr.'s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people - a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, »

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Ava DuVernay’s Selma To Open December 25; Oprah Winfrey Joins Cast

20 June 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures and Pathé today announced that the feature film Selma will have a limited release in the U.S. on Christmas Day and will open wide on January 9, 2015.

The date puts director Ava DuVernay’s (Middle Of Nowhere) film in a prime spot during awards season. Definitely add this one to your calendar.

Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation.

It was also announced that Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast as Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman and visible leader amongst the civil rights protesters in Selma who tried to register to »

- Michelle McCue

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Oprah Winfrey-produced 'Selma' moves to Christmas just in time for the Oscar game

20 June 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I had been sitting back wondering whether Ava DuVernay's "Selma" would be ready in time for this year's upcoming awards season. Paramount already has a couple of things to play with, from Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children" to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." Well, add another, as DuVernay's film has just been slated for a Christmas Day limited release. The film, which is being produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle, is still shooting in Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery and Selma, Alabama, but I guess there is enough faith that the editing will come together in time. It of course tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggle to secure voting rights for all during the heated civil rights movement of the 1960s. This led to President Lyndon Johnson signing the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film will go wide on Jan. »

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Alessandro Nivola Joins Civil Rights Biopic Selma

12 June 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With The CompanyCoco Before ChanelHowl, Ginger & Rosa, Devil’s Knot and American Hustle under his belt, and a role in J.C. Chandor’s upcoming A Most Violent Year, Alessandro Nivola is quickly becoming the go-to actor for directors working on period pieces. Now, he’s added another one to his busy schedule in the form of civil rights biopic Selma.

Nivola will play civil rights activist John Doar in the movie, which Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere, ABC’s Scandal) is directing for Paramount and Pathe. Though the film is being marketed as a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, it actually focuses on “the three attempts of black marchers to walk from Selma to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, in 1965 in order to gain voting rights. The first two times they were beaten back by police, and by the third time it had become a national crusade.”

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Martin Luther King Biopic 'Selma' Begins Shooting in Atlanta

20 May 2014 4:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures and Path&#233 today announced that principal photography has commenced on Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere) The film is shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

The screenplay was written by Paul Webb (Four Nights in Knaresborough). Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce through their Plan B banner (World War Z, 12 Years a Slave), with Christian Colson through his Cloud Eight Films (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire), and Oprah Winfrey (The Hundred-Foot Journey, Beloved) through her Harpo Films. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Cameron McCracken and Nan Morales are executive producing.

Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures

"This story will resonate deeply with not only those brave men and women who fought for voting rights alongside Dr. King, but also the countless millions of people who continue to fight against discrimination in voting today. This talented group of filmmakers, led by Brad Pitt »

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Production Begins on Paramount’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Biopic, Selma, Starring David Oyelowo

20 May 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today marks the official start to the production of Selma, Paramount's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic starring David Oyelowo in the lead.  Filming in Atlanta, Georgia as well as Montgomery and Selma, Alabama, director Ava DuVernay's picture tells of the" historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965." Selma also stars Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Andre Holland as Andrew Young,  Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, and Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy.  Hit the jump for more. Check out the following press release for more on Selma: Paramount Pictures And PATHÉ Announce The Start Of Principal Photography On “Selma” Hollywood, CA (May 20, 2014) – Paramount Pictures and Pathé »

- Dave Trumbore

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Principal Photography Has Started on 'Selma'

20 May 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Paramount Pictures and Pathé today announced that principal photography has commenced on “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay (“Middle Of Nowhere.”) The film is shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

The screenplay was written by Paul Webb (“Four Nights in Knaresborough”). Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce through their Plan B banner (“World War Z,” “12 Years A Slave”), with Christian Colson through his Cloud Eight Films (“127 Hours,” “Slumdog Millionaire”), and Oprah Winfrey (“The Hundred-foot Journey,” “Beloved”) through her Harpo Films. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Cameron McCracken and Nan Morales are executive producing.

Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said:

“This story will resonate deeply with not only those brave men and women who fought for voting rights alongside Dr. King, but also the countless millions of people who continue to fight against discrimination in voting today.  This talented group of filmmakers, led by »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Director Ava DuVernay Begins Principal Photography on Selma

20 May 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures and Pathé today announced that principal photography has commenced on Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay (Middle Of Nowhere.) The film is shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

The screenplay was written by Paul Webb (“Four Nights in Knaresborough”).

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce through their Plan B banner (“World War Z,” “12 Years A Slave”), with Christian Colson through his Cloud Eight Films (“127 Hours,” “Slumdog Millionaire”), and Oprah Winfrey (“The Hundred-foot Journey,” “Beloved”) through her Harpo Films.

Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Cameron McCracken and Nan Morales are executive producing.

Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Paramount is handling the film’s domestic distribution, »

- Michelle McCue

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