Los Angeles: Chat show host Oprah Winfrey will produce a new movie titled
“Selma”, based on the life of Martin Luther King.
The 59-year-old has confirmed she will help produce the upcoming film which will see David Oyelowo, who played her son in “The Butler”, play the historical figure.
The film tells the story of a group of black marchers who attempt to walk from Selma, Alabama, to nearby Montgomery in order to gain the right to vote in 1965. However, the protesters find themselves in the crosshairs of the police, reports contactmusic.com.
Winfrey will co-produce the movie with Brad Pitt.