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Carmen Ojogo in talks to play Coretta Scott King in new historical drama

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Apr 07, 2014 | 4:37pm EDT

Actress Carmen Ojogo is in talks to play Martin Luther King, Jr.'s wife in new civil rights drama Selma. The actress is the frontrunner to star opposite David Oyelowo, who will portray King in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. British actor Tom Wilkinson has signed on to play President Lyndon B. Johnson in the movie, which chronicles the 1965 Alabama race protests. Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt are among the project's producers.

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