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     ‘Selma’ star David Oyelowo, director Ava DuVernay to re-team for Hurricane Katrina Film

January 30, 2015
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  Director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo (of the Golden Globe nominated film "Selma") are ready to move on from being snubbed for an Oscar nomination. The two are set to team up yet again for a romantic drama.    It is reported that DuVernay will direct, write and produce the film, and Oyelowo will star and produce. The film is described as a love story and murder mystery happening during the devastating of Hurricane Katrina back in  2005. DuVernay explained, ”The story we’re interested in will explore the complexities of intimate relationships within times of chaos, while also examining the chaos itself.” The film will make it the third time DuVernay will be working with Oyelowo, following 2012′s "Middle of Nowhere" and 2014's "Selma". DuVernay is the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival.   Jonathan King and Jeff Skoll of Participant Media said in a statement. “Hurricane Katrina is one of the most important social and environmental stories of our time, Ava DuVernay has shown herself to be highly skilled at bringing intimacy and contemporary urgency to epic events.”   We will keep you posted, as we get more information about this film.   Source: slashfilm.com/Image: independent.co.uk   Contributor: @PerionPrince

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