Kathryn Bigelow to direct Detroit-set drama

Posted at 5:40 AM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 05:40:18-05

"Zero Dark Thirty" filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's next project will move her from the Middle East to Detroit.

Bigelow will direct a film set amid the week of deadly race-related rioting in Detroit that claimed 43 lives in 1967.

The as-yet-untitled film will be financed by Annapurna Pictures and written by Mark Boal.

Bigelow and Boal pair previously 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 crime drama is scheduled to begin production this summer and released in 2017 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the riots.