Oprah Winfrey at the 45th NAACP Image Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California (February 22, 2014)

*Paramount is in final talks to acquire domestic distribution rights to “Selma,” the long in-the-works feature drama about Martin Luther King‘s 1965 landmark voting rights campaign regarded as the peak of the civil rights movement, and Oprah Winfrey has boarded the project as producer.

Ava DuVernay, who came aboard the project in July, rewrote the original script by Paul Webb and slipped it to Winfrey, who sparked to DuVernay’s rewrite, according to Deadline.com.

This marks the second MLK project that Winfrey is overseeing. Her Harpo production company is also behind a seven-part HBO miniseries “America: In the King Years.”

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Paramount Acquires MLK Film ‘Selma’: Oprah Winfrey Signs On as Producer, Ava DuVernay Rewrites Script  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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