Character descriptions are being kept under wraps.
Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is financing with Bigelow and Boal producing along with Ellison, Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson. Greg Shapiro will executive produce.
The crime drama is set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967. Although no studio is currently attached, producers are targeting a release in 2017 — the 50th anniversary of the riots.
Mitchell was most recently seen in the New Line comedy “Keanu” after breaking out as Eazy-E in “Straight Outta Compton.” He just wrapped production on Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” which also stars Carey Mulligan and Jason Clarke.
He also finished shooting Legendary’s big-budget monster movie, “Kong: Skull Island,” which is set to bow in March 10, 2017, and also stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson.
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Mitchell is repped by UTA, Authentic Talent and Literary, and Ziffren Brittenham.