‘The Flash’ Finds its Director with ‘Dope’ Helmer

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Warner Bros. has locked in the director set to take the helm of The Flash.

Following the exit of Seth Graham-Smith, who left due to the dreaded “creative differences,” WB has been on the lookout for another director to take charge. The search is over.

Deadline is reporting that Rick Famuyiwa, known for The Wood, Brown Sugar, and primarily for last year’s fantastic comedy Dope, will be sitting in the director’s chair and bringing this live-action Flash film to life. Famuyiwa also earned himself recent acclaim with the HBO film Confirmation, which saw Kerry Washington playing Anita Hill.

The outlet reports that the studio felt “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.”

Said script has been written by Grahame-Smith, the Dark Shadows scribe who would have been making his feature directorial debut with the picture.

Cast as The Flash, aka Barry Allen, in Ezra Miller, who was first seen as the character in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He’ll also be on board Snyder’s The Justice League Part One, set for U.S. release on November 17, 2017.

The Flash is currently scheduled to hit U.S. cinemas on March 16, 2018.