FILE PHOTO: David Oyelowo To Play Martin Luther King Jr. In Biopic Role

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Martin Luther King Jr. (L) and actor David Oyelowo. Actor David Oyelowo will reportedly play civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in a film biopic ‘Selma’ directed by Ava DuVernay. ***LEFT IMAGE*** 1964: American civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968). (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images) **RIGHT IMAGE*** SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 16: Actor David Oyelowo poses for a portrait during the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)