Oprah Winfrey teams up with Brad Pitt for Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic

Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Brad Pitt to produce an upcoming biopic of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The TV mogul/actress is taking a behind-the-scenes role for a movie titled Selma, which focuses on protest marches led by King in Alabama in the 1960s.
Winfrey’s new venture puts her alongside Pitt and his production company Plan B, which is currently enjoying a successful run with Oscar-nominated film 12 Years A Slave.
British actor David Oyelowo is set to portray King in Selma, and he already has ties with Winfrey after playing her onscreen son in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.