We brought you the first look of Common in his new role as civil rights leader James Bevel. Now more details on his upcoming film, Selma, have been released along with the official trailer. The movie details the three months prior to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Bevel (Common) spear-headed the movement that sparked the legendary March on Washington.
David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. alongside Common, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.” The Ava DuVernay-directed film is set to debut in select theaters December 25h and reach all theaters by January 9th. Check out the official trailer here.