The first image from Jeff Nichols’ “Loving,” inspired by director Nancy Buirski’s documentary “The Loving Story,” shows Joel Edgerton as Richard Loving and Ruth Negga (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” “World War Z”) as his wife, Mildred, the plaintiffs in the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated laws against interracial marriage nationwide. After their June 1958 nuptials, the Lovings were arrested, thrown into jail, and exiled from the state. For the
next nine years, the couple fought for their marriage and the right to
return home as a family.
The film, written and directed by Nichols, co-stars frequent collaborator Michael Shannon as LIFE photographer Grey Villet, as well as Nick Kroll,
Jon Bass, Marton Csokas, and Bill Camp. Shooting is underway in Richmond, Va.
CAA is selling domestic rights, with the Wild Bunch division insiders handling foreign sales. The “Loving” production team is comprised of producers Ged Doherty, Sarah Green,
Nancy Buirski, Colin Firth, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub. Executive
producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jack Turner and Jared Ian