Martin Luther King, Jr. Biopic To Be Directed By ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ Director Ava DuVernay

July 12, 2013  |  



From Essence

Middle of Nowhere director Ava DuVernay is taking over Lee Daniel’s Martin Luther King Jr. biopic. Selma, in which David Oyelowo will play the lead role, will focus on King’s 1965 voting rights campaign. Daniels was originally working on this and the Butler, but ultimately chose to complete the latter due to funding issues.

DuVernay is said to be finalizing the script. There’s no indication when filming will begin.

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