The trailer for Luce has arrived and is generating quite a ton of buzz. The buildup which started at the Sundance Film Festival and continued at Tribeca has not’ subsided and with good reason. Check out the trailer
An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes?
Stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s world. Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, LUCE is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. In Theaters August 2, 2019