Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray have been cast in Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled Detroit movie, a crime drama from an original screenplay by her Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker collaborator Mark Boal. The Detroit story which is set against the riots that took place over five days in 1967, is Bigelow’s next project and is being financed by Annapurna Pictures. It’s set to go before the cameras this summer with John Boyega in a leading role.
The film explores systemic racism in urban Detroit. Although no studio is attached, a release date is being targeted for the 50-year mark of the riots.
Dever’s credits include Men, Women & Children, Short Term 12 and Bad Teacher. Murray is a stage and screen actress who has had a recurring role on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. She was also was one of the original leads in the hit UK series Skins.
They join the previously announced Boyega, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole and Jack Reynor. Bigelow will produce with Boal, Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson, with Greg Shapiro executive producing.
Dever is repped by UTA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. Murray is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Troika.