Michael Shannon and his “Take Shelter” director Jeff Nichols are re-teaming for the latter’s next film “Loving” which just began production.
The based-on-a-true-story drama is inspired by Nancy Buirski’s documentary “The Loving Story” which follows a married couple who were actually brought to trial for being in an interracial marriage in Virginia in 1958.
Shannon is playing a LIFE magazine photographer who took pictures of the couple in 1965. Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Nick Kroll, Jon Bass, Marton Csokas, and Bill Camp also star.
Nichols’ immediate next film for release is his completed “Midnight Special” which opens next Spring.
Source: The Wrap