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Cuba Gooding Jr. Joins Cast Of Ava DuVernay’s 'Selma' (And Maybe A Cannes Premiere?)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act May 31, 2014 at 10:59AM

Cuba Gooding Jr. has now joined the cast for one of 2015's most anticipated films
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Cuba Gooding Jr.

You have to admit that Selma is becoming one the most anticipated films to see, with one the most impressive and interesting casts of any film in recent memory.

The film, which deals with Martin Luther King's voting rights campaign in the South in 1965, stars David Oyelowo playing MLK, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lorraine Toussaint, Ledisi, Common, Wendell Pierce, Martin Sheen, and now Cuba Gooding Jr. has joined the project.

Gooding will play the attorney and activist Fred Grey in the film, which started shooting two weeks ago in Georgia, and is being produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company, Oprah Winfrey, Pathe, among others, and will be released theatrically by Paramount.

Given the film’s subject matter, the cast, the director, the fact that both Pitt and Winfrey are two of the producers involved, as well as the production's overall pedigree, where will the film make its premiere?

I’m betting that a Cannes Film Festival debut next year is very possible. Along with all that I have stated above, as well as Pitt’s long association with the festival, I wouldn't be surprised if discussions are going on right now about a possible Cannes premiere in 2015.

Besides, all the media hype that will surround all those actors, along with Winfrey and Pitt, on the red carpet for a Cannes premiere, would likely be just too much to resist.

This article is related to: Ava DuVernay


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