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Rick Famuyiwa will direct the Flash movie

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Warner Bros.' upcoming DC Comics movie The Flash has finally secured a director. Rick Famuyiwa, who directed last year's Dope, will helm the project, Deadline reports. Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) will star as the title character.

A pretty dope choice

Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) had previously been attached to direct, but left the project in April over "creative differences." He also wrote the film's script, which will still be used despite his absence in the director's chair.

Back in 2014, DC announced 10 upcoming superhero films in an attempt to compete with Marvel. Although this year's Batman v Superman did fairly well at the box office, grossing more than $800 million, it failed to do as well as other superhero films. Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, for example, grossed more than $1 billion.

The Flash is set for release on March 16th, 2018.