Director Kathryn Bigelow might have recently been in town with her team prepping scenes for her forthcoming (still untitled) Detroit Uprising – 1967 flick.
While the plan was to film a majority of the project in Boston due to more favorable tax credits (remember Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation ending the state’s film incentives program last July), Annapurna Pictures planned to also film a bit in Detroit and Hamtramck (prepped to look like Detroit) to get some setting scenes.
Still in pre-production (in mid-June), Colin Wilson, the line producer,” told Freep, “We are going to be shooting in Detroit and we’re going to try to shoot as much as we possibly can there. “
While it cannot yet be confirmed, the focus of the piece may touch on violence at the Algiers Motel, where members of the Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police and Michigan Army National Guard killed three black men and brutally beat up nine other individuals (two white women and seven black men) after a report indicated that a gunman has been seen around the motel. The police officers charged with the deaths of the three civilians were acquitted.
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