History-making Oscar nominee in talks for directorial debut

Filmmaker Rachel Morrison, who made history by becoming the first female cinematographer to be nominated for an Oscar earlier this year, is in talks to make her directorial debut with a new script written by Barry Jenkins.
Morrison is in negotiations to direct Flint Strong for Universal Pictures.
Oscar winner Jenkins’ script is based on the 2015 boxing documentary T-Rex.
Morrison was among the cinematographers nominated for a 2019 Academy Award for her work on Mudbound.
T-Rex follows the fortunes of teenage fighter Claressa Shields, a Flint, Michigan native who became the first American woman to win a gold medal in boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Shields won a second gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.