Samuel L. Jackson has criticised the casting of black British actors in American films like the horror hit Get Out and the Martin Luther King Jr. drama Selma . In an appearance on the radio station Hot 97, Jackson noted that a lot of roles are going to British actors. He said he wondered what Get Out would have been like “with an American brother who really feels that”. Jordan Peele’s film is about an African-American photographer, played by the British actor Daniel Kaluuya, whose white girlfriend brings him home to her parents’ house. Kong: Skull Island director, lead actors talk about myth and enduring appeal of the giant ape Jackson also pointed to Ava DuVernay’s Selma , which starred David Oyelowo as King. On Twitter John Boyega, the British Star Wars star, called the debate a “stupid” conflict “we don’t have time for”.