Following Selma, it looks like David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay are teaming up again for a film around the time of Hurricane Katrina. Hopefully like Selma, it’ll be a subject that many filmmakers have tried and failed to fully take-on, but they will manage it.
Variety reports that the film will chronicle, ‘a love story and murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina’. Unfortunately though there are no other plot details.
Producer Jonathan King comments, “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 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 director herself 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.”