Movie on Loving couple filming in VA

Movie on Loving couple filming in VA

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a major movie will be filmed in Central Virginia based on the story of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving.

The Virginia couple married in 1958, violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage.

They both were arrested. Their case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court.

"Loving is a significant American story that should be told," said McAuliffe.

“They considered themselves to be an ordinary couple who loved each other and were willing to fight for the right to live together and raise their children in peace in their home state. We are grateful for the warm welcome we have received in Virginia as we seek to do justice to the story of this courageous couple,” said Nancy Buirski, Producer and Director of the HBO documentary, The Loving Story.

The documentary inspired the new film.

The film will star Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton and will be directed by film director Jeff Nichols.

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