Kathryn Bigelow to helm true crime drama written by Mark Boal

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Los Angeles | January 30, 2016 2:50 AM

Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow is all geared up to direct a true crime drama from an original screenplay by Mark Boal.

Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow is all geared up to direct a true crime drama from an original screenplay by Mark Boal.

The untitled crime story takes place in Detroit, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be set in the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five summer days in 1967.

Bigelow will also produce with Boal and Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman.

The principal photography on the project will begin in summer.

Boal, 43, has been researching and working on the project, which explores systemic racism in urban Detroit, for more than a year.

Bigelow, 64, previously helmed “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” both written by Boal.

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