‘The Flash’ Movie Finds ‘Dope’ New Director

“Dope” helmer Rick Famuyiwa is taking over directing duties on Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s “The Flash,” replacing Seth Grahame-Smith who left the project last month.

The film stars Ezra Miller, who first appeared as the superhero in WB’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Warner Bros. had no comment. Production is expected to commence sometime this year.

The studio needed to act quickly with no start date in sight, even though the film was slated for 2018. Sources say Smith and the studio parted ways amicably. Warner Bros. was seeking a more experienced helmer to guide the big-budget production.

The studio is keeping Smith’s most recent draft of the script, which is based on a treatment by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

Following the success of his Sundance pic “Dope,” Famuyiwa was on several studio short lists for directing gigs. “The Flash” will mark his biggest feature to date. He most recently helmed the HBO movie “Confirmation,” starring Kerry Washington.

He is repped by WME, Oasis and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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