David Oyelowo portrays Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. He says his experience growing up in Nigeria, without experiencing being a minority, helped him approach the job of playing such an iconic figure with less baggage than an American actor might.
David Oyelowo portrays Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma”

With Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” pushing towards $200 million in global box office; JD Dillard’s feature debut, the sci-fi action-adventure “Sleight” set to open on April 28; and Dillard’s “Sleight” follow-up, a horror movie titled “Sweetheart,” which actress Kiersey Clemons is attached to, in pre-production, the company behind all 3 of those projects, Blumhouse, is now getting into the David Oyelowo business with a time-travel thriller titled “Only You,” which will be directed by Jacob Estes (“Mean Creek”) from his own script.

Story specifics on “Only You” are currently being kept under wraps, beyond what is revealed above.

Oyelowo is attached to star in “Only You” as well as executive produce with Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno and Jay Martin; and Jason Blum of Blumhouse is producing.

The busy British actor appeared in 3 theatrically-released feature films in the last 12 months alone, starring or co-starring in each: “A United Kingdom,” “Queen of Katwe,” and “Five Nights in Maine.” Up next, he stars in the upcoming Paramount Pictures/Bad Robot “Cloverfield” movie, which was previously titled “God Particle,” directed by fellow Nigerian, Julius Onah. That film is set for an October 27, 2017 release.

Oyelowo is repped by CAA, Inphenate, UK based Hamilton-Hodell, and attorney Ira Schreck.

Deadline was first to report the “Only You” news.