Out of Sundance, Ava DuVernay and Participant media have confirmed that the celebrated “Selma” director will indeed be writing, directing and producing a yet-to-be-titled romantic murder mystery set in the time of Hurricane Katrina.
“Selma” star David Oyelowo, also featured in DuVernay’s 2012 Sundance breakout “Middle of Nowhere,” is in negotiations to produce and star.
“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,” said DuVernay, who garnered cheers at this morning’s Sundance Women’s Brunch among the likes of Lynn Shelton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and more.
Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media, which took “Middle of Nowhere” to a Sundance Best Director win, will serve as executive producers.