First Look: Joel Edgerton & Ruth Negga in Jeff Nichols' Drama 'Loving'
Get your first look at the new Jeff Nichols film before we even get a first look at the other new Jeff Nichols film! Jeff Nichols, director of the fantastic films Take Shelter, Mud and Shotgun Stories, finished a sci-fi film for Warner Bros called Midnight Special. They pushed it back to next March, so in the meantime, Nichols went on to shoot his next film. He's now in production in Virginia on Loving, a drama inspired by Nancy Buirski's 2011 documentary The Loving Story about an interracial couple jailed for marrying in 1958. The two starring as that couple are Joel Edgerton as Richard, and Ruth Negga as Mildred Loving.
Here's the first look for Jeff Nichols' Loving with Joel Edgerton & Ruth Negga, found via The Playlist:
Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. For nine years the couple fought for their marriage and the right to return home as a family. Loving is being directed by filmmaker Jeff Nichols (of Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special), from a screenplay that he wrote, inspired by the 2011 doc The Loving Story. The cast includes Michael Shannon with Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas, Jon Bass and Bill Camp. We'll keep an eye out for more updates and details on when/where to expect this to premiere, since it's still filming now. In the meantime, Warner Bros will one day release Nichols' other film Midnight Special - likely before Loving gets released.