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Oprah heading back to big screen for MLK biopic

Oprah heading back to big screen for MLK biopic

OPRAH:The movie will reunite the 60-year-old with her "Lee Daniels' The Butler" co-star David Oyelowo, who will play King. Photo: Associated Press

TV titan Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of her Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic “Selma.”

Winfrey is producing the film alongside Brad Pitt and now she is set to portray civil rights protester Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman who tried to register to vote and was denied by a sheriff.

The movie will reunite the 60-year-old with her “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” co-star David Oyelowo, who will play King, while Cuba Gooding, Jr. will star as American civil rights lawyer Fred Gray, British actor Tom Wilkinson has signed on to play former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Tim Roth will portray controversial U.S. governor George Wallace.

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