Nigerian-American filmmaker, Julius Onah is certainly a star on the rise. So, naturally, we have been eagerly anticipating the release of his next feature film, Luce. Well, we don't have too long anymore, as the gripping trailer for the drama has just dropped.
Luce follows Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a model student that pleases the parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) who adopted him from a war-torn African nation. While they love him, they still harbour concerns that he might be haunted by the violent trauma of his past.
When Luce’s teacher, Harriet (Oscar-winning actress, Octavia Spencer) discovers the well-researched paper he wrote about political violence, she begins to investigate, but her discoveries set off a chain of events that will change everyone’s lives forever.
Luce made its debut at the Sundance Festival 2019, and the trailer shows why it received critical acclaim. Given the current political and racial turmoil in the US, it's sure to strike a chord with audiences, and as an added bonus, Octavia Spencer shines in the movie.
Luce is scheduled for an August 2nd release, and we absolutely cannot wait.