Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer Rachel Morrison To Make Feature Directorial Debut With ‘Flint Strong’ From Writer Barry Jenkins

The Playlist | 6/19/2019 | Charles Barfield
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It’s only a matter of time for a cinematographer of a certain caliber to get offered a major film to direct. In the case of Rachel Morrison, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer, she’s ready to make the jump to the director’s chair after being behind the camera for some truly impressive films.

According to Variety, Morrison has signed on to direct the film “Flint Strong,” making the project her directorial debut. Perhaps best of all, the film is written by none other than Barry Jenkins, of “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” fame. It’s being reported that Jenkins was hoping to helm “Flint Strong” himself, but is stepping aside for Morrison but staying on as a producer.

Flint - Strong - Documentary - Film - Story

“Flint Strong” is based on the 2015 documentary titled “T-Rex.” The film follows the true story of 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, who dreamt of being an Olympic champion boxer. Of course, if...
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