selmaJason Moran is currently recording his orchestral score for the upcoming biographical drama Selma in Seattle. The project marks the first scoring assignment of the jazz pianist who is also the artistic director for music at the Kennedy Center. Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay and stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King and Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson. Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson, Omar J. Dorsey and Colman Domingo are co-starring. The movie tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people that culminated with a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Paul Webb (Four Nights in Knaresborough) has written the screenplay. Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner (12 Years a Slave, World War Z) are producing the project with with Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) for Cloud Eight Films and Oprah Winfrey for Harpo Films. Selma is set to be released on December 25, 2014 by Paramount Pictures.