Common is near a deal to play prominent civil rights activist James Bevel and Andre Holland is set to play Andrew Young in “Selma,” the Ava DuVernay-directed drama that has Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt’s Plan B producing at Paramount, reports Deadline.com.
David Oyelowo will star as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bevel, leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and key figure in the politically charged march against segregation in Alabama.
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