Justin Lin Set to Direct ‘LA Riots’
Taiwanese American director Justin Lin will direct the upcoming film “L.A. Riots,” centered on the 1992 riots following the acquittal of the four officers associated with the Rodney King beating. (Check out our comprehensive oral history of the riots here).
Deadline Hollywood reports the idea for the film originally came from the mind of Spike Lee, who is known for his work on films like Do the Right Thing that deal with the racial and cultural balance of urban communities. But after Lee broke with Universal “L.A. Riots” was left without a director.
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