OSCAR WINNER BIGELOW TO TAKE ON DETROIT

Jan 29, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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“Zero Dark Thirty” filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow’s next project will take her from the Middle East – to Detroit.

Bigelow is set to direct a movie set amid the deadly race-related riots in Detroit – that claimed 43 lives – over a chaotic week in 1967.

The film will be written by Mark Boal.

He and Bigelow collaborated on the Middle East war movies “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker,” which earned Academy Awards for best picture, best director for Bigelow – and best original screenplay for Boal.

The motor-city movie is set to begin production this summer – and be released in 2017 – to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riots.

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