The dream team is reuniting to bring us another box office winner!
Selma director Ava DuVernay and the film’s star, David Oyelowo, are joining forces with Participant Media to create “a narrative feature film chronicling a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery set against the backdrop of the devastating hurricane of 2005.”
Ava will write, produce, and direct the Hurricane Katrina film and David is in negotiations to star in it.
“Hurricane Katrina is one of the most important social and environmental stories of our time,”
said King, who will oversee production for Participant. “Ava DuVernay has shown herself to be highly skilled at bringing intimacy and contemporary urgency to epic events. We have been looking for the right way to get back in business with Ava, and with David Oyelowo, and are proud to reteam with them on her original idea, which we believe will be a powerful film.”
Added DuVernay: “I’m thrilled to reunite with my Participant family on this project and fortunate to work again with the always exquisite David Oyelowo. The story we’re interested in will explore the complexities of intimate relationships within times of chaos, while also examining the chaos itself. I’m looking forward to the journey.”
Selma received an Oscar nod for Best Picture. My fingers are crossed!