Director of Selma Ava DuVernay and its lead actor David Oyelow, who stunningly reenacted the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., are back at it again! The dynamic duo are currently developing a film about Hurricane Katrina.
According to Participant Media, the narrative film will account a love story and a mystery murder that takes place during the natural disaster.
“Hurricane Katrina is one of the most important social and environmental stories of our time,” said Jonathan King, one of the films’ producers.
This will be the third time Oyelowo and DuVernay will collaborate on a project (Middle of Nowhere and Selma being the first two projects), and you know what they say about the third time, it’s always a charm.
Ava DuVernay’s directorial genius in Selma has proven her worthy to work on this upcoming heartfelt piece.
Society remembers Hurricane Katrina as one the most devastating events of the 21st century, so while DuVernay has her work cut out for her, it is also expected of her to rise to the occasion.
“DuVernay has shown herself to be highly skilled at bringing intimacy and contemporary urgency to epic events,” King said.
Since the movie is in the production stages, there is no set release date. But now that the cat has been let out of the bag movie goers will be eager for the film to hit the silver screen.