Not an all-out King biopic, the film will focus on the historic, 1965 marches in Selma, Alabama, where a march for voting rights turned into a ghastly affair with the local and state police that was dubbed "Bloody Sunday." Jackman, the first released cast member, will play a racist sheriff. As for the rest of the potential players, that seems to be under wraps. THR's post suggests the rest of the cast has been picked, as they note: "The part of Alabama Gov. George Wallace remains up for grabs."
Unfortunately, it seems that Pathe International, the financier, could be scaling back its involvement, so hopefully any money woes get straightened out soon. In the meantime, you can catch Oyelowo in George Lucas' upcoming Tuskegee Airman feature, Red Tails. For those familiar with Oyelowo's work, what do you think of this casting?