WATCH: Intense First Trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’

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The first trailer for Kathryn Bigleow‘s “Zero Dark Thirty” follow-up, “Detroit,” is here!

The film, which was previously known as the “Untitled Detroit Project,” stars John Boyega, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole and Jack Reynor.

“Detroit” takes place in 1967 and covers the Detroit riots, which rocked the city for five days during the summer of that year. The riots were one of the most violent revolts of the 20th century. 43 people died and almost 700 were wounded.

Fans of season two of the hit podcast “Serial” know that Bigelow and producer Mark Boal were originally working on the film version of the Bowe Bergdahl story. It was later reported the duo were deserting that idea for the time being and instead focusing on this film.

Bigelow direced and produced with a script by Boal. It is her first feature film since 2012’s “Zero Dark Thirty.” She has two Oscars: Best Picture and Best Director for “The Hurt Locker.”

Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman, Colin Wilson and Boal are producers as well. Bigelow and Boal previously teamed up on “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” among others.

The film is scheduled for release on Aug. 4. Check out the trailer below:


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