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David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay reuniting for Hurricane Katrina drama

David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay reuniting for Hurricane Katrina drama

Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo in Selma

It seems like missing out on a few Oscars won’t keep the team from Selma down too long as they now have their eyes set on a new project.

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday that director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo are set to re-unite for an untitled Hurricane Katrina drama. DuVernay will write, direct, and produce the project with Oyelowo taking on the lead role. Participant Media is hoping to develop a narrative feature film chronicling a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery set against the backdrop of the devastating hurricane of 2005.

This project is set to become DuVernay’s follow-up to Selma while Oyelowo is set to star in and produce two upcoming films: Captive with Kate Mara and Five Nights in Maine with Dianne Wiest. His next project is Queen of Katwe opposite Lupita Nyong’o.

Selma earned a Best Picture nomination, but was snubbed in the acting and directing category, spurning controversy over the diversity of the awards. Oyelowo led the film as Martin Luther King Jr. and earned rave reviews.

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