Becoming King

Becoming King (2024)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2024-02-19
  • Runtime: 1h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: MTV Entertainment Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jessica Oyelowo


An emotional portrait of David Oyelowo’s journey to play legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and intimate home videos, Becoming King is a story of faith, friendship and a destiny fulfilled.


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  • David Oyelowo

    as Self
  • Jessica Oyelowo

    as Self
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Ava DuVernay

    as Self
Directing Jessica Oyelowo Director
Production Jessica Oyelowo Producer
Production David Oyelowo Producer
Writing Jessica Oyelowo Writer
Editing Justin Goll Editor
Sound Deron Johnson Music