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The Martin Luther King Jr. of 'Selma' calls out the Academy of Motion Picture for giving black actors with non-'subservient' roles cold shoulder.
The Mira Nair-directed movie which is based on the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi will start filming in the spring.
The two stars are joined by their co-stars such as Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson and Cuba Gooding Jr. at the New York premiere of the movie.
The movie depicts Luther King Jr. who's going toe to toe with President Lyndon B. Johnson during the U.S. civil rights movement in 1960s.
In her acceptance speech, supporting actress in motion picture winner Lupita Nyong'o called it 'a historical year in film'.
The movie will revolve around real-life criminal Brian Nichols who killed multiple people in the Fulton County courthouse.
Both the 'Fruitvale Station' star and the 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' actor audition for still undisclosed roles.