‘Selma’ movie actor discusses role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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(KTVI)- The movie ‘Selma’ was created to chronicle the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he lead the way to obtain equal voting rights for African Americans. It was the year 1965 that King and his followers faced violent opposition during their campaign to securing those rights.

The movement lead to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which was ultimately one of the most powerful victories for the Civil Rights Movement.

As of Friday, January 10th, the film is playing at theaters everywhere.

Actor David Oyelowo, who plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined Kevin Steincross live via satellite on FOX 2 News at 9a.m. to talk about his experience. Oyelowo also chimed in on the movie’s recent comparison to the civil unrest that took place in Ferguson, Missouri.

The movie will be shown locally at participating theaters that include AMC Creve Couer 12, AMC Dine-In Theatres- West Olive 16, Regal St. Louis Stadium 18 & IMAX, AMC Streets of St. Charles 8, Galleria 6 Cinemas, Wehrenberg Des Peres 14 Cine & more.

For a full list of theaters visit Fandango.com/selma and enter your zip code.

For a more in-depth look into the movie, and actors visit: Facebook.com/SelmaMovie