Although it doesn’t have to end with 3; this could be only the beginning of a career-long partnership. As a filmmaker, I can say that it’s a pleasure to find actors with whom you have a healthy working relationship, so much that you operate almost like a single unit. There’s an ease to it all that only familiarity can foster, and given how trying and even unpredictable the film production process can often be, constants can be nice.
DuVernay will write, produce, and direct, while Oyelowo is in negotiations to both star and also produce the project, which will mark the third time they’ve worked together as director and actor, following “Middle of Nowhere” and of course “Selma.”
Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will serve as executive producers.
“Hurricane Katrina is one of the most important social and environmental stories of our time,” said Participant’s King, adding, “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 re-team with them on her original idea, which we believe will be a powerful film.”
“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.” added DuVernay.
No plot specifics just yet, nor an ETA, but we’re certainly all very curious…