First Look at LOVING Starring Ruth Negga And Joel Edgerton May 17, 2016 Official one-sheet and images from Jeff Nichols’ Oscar-buzzed drama. When Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) marry in secret before returning to their home in Virginia. In 1950s American however, marriage between a white man and a black woman is not accepted by local authorities, and it is not long before the newly wed Lovings are arrested and ordered to leave the State, not to return for 25 years. The Lovings accept their fate until one of their children in hurt while playing on the street; the ensuing court battle to allow the couple and their children to return home changed US law forever. Inspired by the documentary The Loving Story (directed by Nancy Buirski).