Date: 21st February 2001
KURT RUSSELL is to star in a new film about the Los Angeles riots. Russell will play an LA detective in the movie, which focuses on the week leading up to the 1992 riots that stemmed from the acquittal of officers charged with attacking RODNEY KING.
THE PLAGUE SEASON was written by JAMES ELLROY, whose previous films include LA CONFIDENTIAL.
SHELTON, who directed BULL DURHAM and TIN CUP, will direct the film which is due to begin shooting at the beginning of March (01).(RP/WNWCAN/KW)