Ledisi is the most recent celebrity to join the cast of Selma.
Directed by Ava DuVernay, the biopic movie will tell the iconic story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his 1965 voting rights campaign. DuVernay—who took to her Instagram to announce the singer joining the project— took over the movie after its original director Lee Daniels lost funding for the project. The project will be distributed by Paramount and produced by Oprah Winfrey.
Ledisi joins an all-star cast with Lorraine Toussaint and David Oyelowo as Dr. King.