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Wilkinson for Luther King Jr film

Tom Wilkinson looks set to star in an upcoming film about Martin Luther King Jr.

The Grand Budapest Hotel actor is in talks to play former US president Lyndon B Johnson in Selma, reported The Wrap.

Liam Neeson was once linked to the part.

The Butler star David Oyelowo is on board to play Martin Luther King Jr in the civil rights drama, which counts Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey among the producers.

Ava DuVernay will direct Selma, which follows Martin Luther King Jr's landmark 1965 voting rights campaign.

Tom's upcoming films include drama thriller Good People and independent comedy Jenny's Wedding.

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