Tim Roth - Tim Roth To Play Controversial Politician In Selma
The star will play the Alabama politician who famously favoured segregation and whose policies ultimately prompted King to lead a civil rights march across the state from Selma to capital city Montgomery.
Roth is no stranger to portraying historical figures - he tackled the role of Prince Rainer Iii in the controversial film Grace of Monaco.
He joins a cast including fellow Brits David Oyelowo as Dr. King and Tom Wilkinson, who will portray former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Oprah Winfrey is producing.