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Rick Famuyiwa, scriptwriter and director for 2015 Sundance success story Dope, is taking the lead as director for Warner Bros’ The Flash.

Starring Ezra Miller and written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the movie will serve as Famuyiwa’s biggest project to date. He has also done films The Wood and Brown Sugar.

From Deadline:

“The Flash script is written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who originally was going to make his helming debut but exited the project over creative differences. Grahame-Smith’s take on the iconic DC Entertainment superhero is based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo that once expected to helm the picture. Warner Bros is looking for the right chemical mix on its superhero picture line based on the DC Comics heroes that started with Batman V Superman, and the feeling internally was that Famuyiwa provided a vision that would resonate with young viewers and that vision was very compatible with the script that the studio is moving toward the starting gate with. That vision was executed to strong reviews in Dope, the 2015 film about a young geek trying to survive in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood.”

Famuyiwa also directed Confirmation, the HBO drama and Emmy contender starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce.

The Flash is currently slated for release on March 16, 2018.

SOURCE: Deadline | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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