BREAKING: Selma helmer Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo are developing a narrative feature that is described as a sweeping love story and murder mystery framed around the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina. She will write and produce and direct, and he will produce and star. It’s the third deal behind the Sundance hit Middle Of Nowhere and Best Picture nominee Selma.

Participant Media is backing the film and Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will be exec producers.