Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is bringing her latest gripping tale to the big screen this summer.

Based on the haunting Detroit riots, which lasted five days during the summer of 1967, “Detroit” explores the systemic racism that led to arguably one of the most destructive civil disturbances in the history of the United States.

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“It’s a war zone out there,” a voice-over in the trailer says as an army of military men and police are seen descending upon the streets. “They’re destroying the city.”

Directed by Bigelow, the upcoming crime drama stars John Boyega, John Krasinski, Jason Mitchell, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter and Jacob Latimore. Mark Boal, the screenwriter for “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, wrote the screenplay.

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“Detroit” is set to hit theatres on August 4. Watch the first trailer for the film above.

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