Why 'Selma' Won't Feature MLK's Actual Words
When "Selma" hits theaters on Christmas, it'll be missing something: Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual speeches.By Sebastian Martinez | December 23, 2014
"It is unacceptable that they use their power and keep us voiceless," David Oyelowo says in the film "Selma."
When Ava DuVernay's "Selma" hits theaters on Christmas, audiences won't get to hear David Oyelowo, who plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speak King's actual words. (Video via Paramount Pictures / "Selma")
Instead Oyelowo will be reading director DuVernay's reimagining of the iconic civil rights leader's legendary speeches. The reason?