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Cuba Gooding Jr. joins Selma historical drama

Jun 02, 2014 | 10:38am EDT

Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has joined the cast of the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic film Selma. The Jerry Maguire star will play American civil rights lawyer and activist Fred Gray in the movie, which will centre on King's voting rights campaign in 1965. David Oyelowo will portray King, while British actor Tom Wilkinson has signed on to play former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in the film. Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt are among the project's producers.

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