David Oyelowo in Selma

Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma is available for digital download as of today, and Paramount shared this exclusive deleted scene in anticipation of the film’s Blu-ray combo pack release on May 5th.

Although it’s less than two minutes long, the clip highlights many of the aspects that earned Selma critical praise: The scene focuses not only on King (David Oyelowo), but also on the lesser-known members of the Civil Rights movement, particularly the female ones. Here Alabama activist Amelia Boynton Robinson (Orange Is The New Black’s Lorraine Toussaint) confronts a condescending police chief about the fact that King is building on activism that was happening in Selma long before his arrival.


In addition to deleted and extended scenes, the Blu-ray will also feature commentary from DuVernay and Oyelowo, as well as behind-the-scenes documentaries, historical newsreels, and more.