David Oyelowo joins the cast of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘ He will play the role of calvalryman. Oyelowo is a busy man these days, agreeing to do the Spielberg project while currently shooting the Christopher McQuarrie directed ‘One Shot‘ starring Tom Cruise. Oyelowo plays the lead detective investigating a sniper massacre in Pittsburgh.
In addition, Oyelowo just wrapped Lee Daniels’s ‘Paperboy‘ and will be seen next starring in George Lucas ‘Red Tails,’ a drama about a group of African Americans pilots called the Tuskegee airmen, whom has to fight home grown racism in order to fight for their country during WWII. Cuba Gooding Jr, and Terrance Howard also star. ‘Red Tails‘ hit theaters January 20th 2012.
David Oyelowo was born in Oxford in 1976 and his family is from Nigeria. Oyelowo never completed his Institutional training as an actor because he landed a role for The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), which his performance won him critical acclaimed. Oyelowo kicked off his career in England doing TV shows and now has brought his talents across the Atlantic to American soil. Oyelowo has proven skills, which is why he has surged in popularity in a matter of months. Get used to him cause he is going to be around for a while.