They worked together on “Selma,” a film which chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s quest to secure equal voting rights and “Middle of Nowhere” a movie which followed a medical student forced to reevaluate her life after her husband is incarcerated and have developed a great friendship over the years so it was no surprise DuVernay wanted to support Oyelowo.
She hosted the special screening of “Don’t Let Go,” a time traveling thriller directed by Jacob Estes which Oyelowo also serves as a producer on.
In the drama, Oyelowo plays a detective called Jack Radcliff who travels back in time to stop his niece’s murder. Storm Reid, Brian Tyree Henry, Mykelti Williamson, Alfred Molina and Jamil Smith also star.
“Don’t Let Go” releases in theaters August 30th. Check out the trailer below:
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