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"Selma" director Ava DuVernay, star David Oyelowo, to take on Hurricane Katrina

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo will team up again next to tackle Hurricane Katrina.

[Full coverage of "Selma" here]


The two (seen above on the "Selma" set in this photo furnished by Paramount) whose past collaborations also include "Middle of Nowhere," will work on a film that incapsulates "a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery set against the backdrop of the devastating hurricane of 2005," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

"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," she told the Hollywood Reporter.

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DuVernay was the first black woman to win best-director honors at Sundance, for "Middle of Nowhere." She earned a Golden Globes nomination for "Selma," as did Oyelowo. The movie "Selma," largely filmed in Atlanta, is now up for a best-picture and best original song Academy Award.

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