Oprah To Produce New MLK Movie “Selma” — Tha Wire [VIDEO]
It’s official Oprah Winfrey is going to co-produce a new movie based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his 1965 march in “Selma”.Oprah announced that she will team-up with Brat Pit’s Plan B Productions (behind the Oscar-nominated drama, 12 Years a Slave), the producers of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and director DuVernay to bring the story about the historic civic rights marches to the big screen. “Selma” will focus on the landmark 1965 march led by Martin Luther King Jr. to protest unjust voting registration regulations against black voters.
Oprah told The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s a subject matter close to her heart. “The producers are behind some of the most forward-thinking movies of last year, and they are all coming together.” That being the case, hopefully next year “Selma” will rack up like Brad Pitt’s “12 Years A Slave” did winning Best Picture at The Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Movie Awards. “Selma’s” cast is also taking shape as David Oyelowo, who played with Oprah’s son in “The Butler”, will play the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Here’s a look at Oprah and the cast from “The Butler” at the SAG Awards :
In other news, who would have thought Floyd Mayweather would hang up his gloves so soon? All good things come to an end and in Mayweather’s case, his last fight will be next year. There’s no doubt about it, he’s had one of the most flawless professional boxing careers of all time.
Mayweather started his career in 1996 and has a perfect of 45 wins with 26 knock-outs. Hopefully, he can add another win or knock-out to that stat and end his career on a high note. At a recent gala in South Africa Money Floyd said “September 2015” will be the date of his final fight. Unfortunately a Mayweather/Manny Pacquio showdown is unlikely.
Last Wednesday (January 15th), Mayweather announced two possible opponents for his final bout. Listen to Tha Wire now and find who they are now. Plus get the date of Money Mayweather’s fight. Press play now.