Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Reteam on Hurricane Katrina Drama

January 26, 2015
Source: THR

David Oyelowo & Ava DuVernay

After teaming for the acclaimed Civil Rights drama Selma, director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo aren't going to let their Oscar snubs keep them down. THR reports they will reunite for a new project being developed at Participant Media that is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina. Details are vague, but the drama is described as a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery set against the backdrop of the devastating disaster that struck the southeast coast in 2005. This will be DuVernay and Oyelowo's third time working together since the two also collaborated on Middle of Nowhere.

DuVernay will write and produce in addition to directing, and this could very well end up being another awards contender. Of course, Selma should have a much bigger presence in the 87th Academy Award nominations, but both DuVernay and Oyelowo did not get nominated, which is criminal if you ask me. Anyway, the prospect of these two working together again sounds fantastic as DuVernay says, "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." Stay tuned for more.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


Yawn, yawn. I'm sure they'll be a "Daddy, where's the President" line in the movie...

TXSteadyEddie on Jan 26, 2015


What an odd article.

Bill Brixton on Jan 27, 2015


how so?

Joker's hideout on Jan 27, 2015


*Sigh* I don't Know if this is Important, or Not, but, as Someone who was Born, and grew Up, in the State of Alabama, and, more Specifically, the deep South, the Events at Selma, and even, sadly, Katrina, hold special Meaning, deep within my Heart, and Soul. I Applaud DuVernay and Co., with Whatever they have Going On, and, Hopefully, they will get the right Scrutiny, no Matter what happens.

Mark Brackney on Jan 31, 2015

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