First Trailer For 'Selma' Released

The first official trailer Selma, which will be released nationwide January 9, has been released. The look of the film is reminds me of The Butler (though I don't think Lee Daniels is directing). The cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr. Wendell Pierce, and Oprah, who is serving Rosa Parks-meets-pre-jail Sophia realness. There's also Loraine Toussaint, a.k.a Vee, who can always be counted on to turn it out.

Of course, the movie really rests on the shoulders of David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. Though judging from the trailer, he appears to be channeling the civil rights icon and not parodying him. Watch the trailer for Selma below.