Nigerian-American Movie Director, Julius Onah, releases the gripping trailer to his recent effort titled – ‘Luce’.
Following the positive responses the movie got after previewing at the Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, the movie is set for an August 2 release date.
‘Luce’ – is a chilling psychological thriller that takes a multi-layered look at identity in today’s America; follows an all-star high school athlete, accomplished debater and deemed poster boy for the new American Dream, as he was adopted from his native Eritrea by a white couple a decade earlier. However, Ms. Wilson, Luce’s teacher, makes a shocking discovery in his locker, which questions his reputation. The intensity increases as the film deciphers who is truly at fault.
Luce stars Kelvin Harrison Jr., Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. Neon and Topic Studiospicked up the domestic rights to the thriller just at the top of this year. The flick is Co-written by Onah and JC Lee, who’s also the original playwright – as the film is based on one of Lee’s play.