Cuba Gooding, Jr. joins MLK biopic

Cuba Gooding, Jr. joins MLK biopic

CUBA GOODING, JR.: The star has signed on to be part of the MLK, Jr. biopic "Selma." Photo: Associated Press/Paul A. Herbert

Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has joined the cast of the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic film “Selma.”

The “Jerry Maguire” star will play American civil rights lawyer and activist Fred Gray in the movie, which will centre on King’s voting rights campaign in 1965.

David Oyelowo will portray King, while British actor Tom Wilkinson has signed on to play former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in the film.

Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt are among the project’s producers.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Metallica looking forward to baseball season


The San Francisco Giants will hold Metallica Night for the fourth year on May 6.

in Music

Ringo Starr is selling copy No. 1 of the ‘White Album’


Looking for a unique Christmas gift? It'll only cost you a cool $60 grand.

in Music

Steve Smith returns to Journey for 2016 tour


The rockers have replaced fired drummer Deen Castronovo with former band member Steve Smith for a massive 2016 tour.

in Music

‘N Sync congratulates Adele on breaking their record


The stars of 'N Sync have saluted the "Hello" hitmaker for breaking the boy band's 15-year single-week album sales record.

in Entertainment, Sports

Baseball great Willie Mays, 16 others, receive honors from Obama


Yogi Berra, Barbra Streisand, Itzhak Perlman, and among 14 others were given the highest U.S. civilian honor.