The new “The Flash” movie has identified its director for the movie starring up and comer Ezra Miller and they are going with a new, indie director in Rick Famuyiwa, who has directed the Sundance film “Dope”.
Warner Bros also announced that the release date is set for March 16, 2016 after “working out a deal quickly” with the Nigerian-American director.
“The Flash” directing job was linked to Seth-Grahame-Smith and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller before being given to Famuyiwa, who will take on his first ever major Hollywood movie after smaller efforts in “Our Family Wedding”, “Brown Sugar” and “The Wood”.
Famuyiwa is an up and comer himself however with the highly acclaimed TV movie “Confirmation” on HBO. Famuyiwa was nominated as the Best Director for his “The Wood” movie in the 2000 The Black Reel Award. In 2003, he was also nominated for his work on “Brown Sugar” from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards for Outstanding Motion Picture.
“The Flash” is based on the DC superhero comic book character, the alter ego of Barry Allen. “The Fastest Man Alive” will be played by Ezra Miller, who starred in previous movies like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin”, among others.
Ezra Miller as “The Flash” has already appeared on a cameo role in this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will appear in “The Justice League Part One” set for release in 2017. Miller also has a starring role in the Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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