God Told David Oyelowo He Would Play Martin Luther King, But He Didn't Stop There

December 16, 2014 3:05 PM

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God Told David Oyelowo He Would Play Martin Luther King, But He Didn't Stop There

"The reason I'm talking about that is because I'm as shocked as anyone else may be that this British guy is playing Martin Luther King," Oyelowo, who was born in England, said during a recent interview. "Certainly back then, in 2007, I had done none of the movies people have now seen me do now."

At the time, Oyelowo -- who has since starred in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Jack Reacher," "The Help" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" -- was a relative unknown. But it was another obstacle separating him from King that proved more difficult to overcome: Stephen Frears. Back then, the director ...

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