Trai Byers has joined the cast of Paramount's "Selma," starring David Oyelowo and Tom Wilkinson.

Ava DuVernay is directing the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic.

Byers plays student activist James Forman.

Brad Pitt's Plan B, and Oprah Winfrey are producing.

Byers can be seen next on the Fox drama "Empire," which just got picked up to series by the network. He is repped by ICM Partners and Wishlab Inc.

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