'Luce' Trailer: Kelvin Harrison Jr. And Octavia Spencer Engage In A Battle Of Wits In Psychological Thriller That Rethinks The American Dream

June 4th 2019

One of the year's most interesting films now has a trailer.

NEON is set to release Luce, starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer and Tim Roth later this year. The film is directed by Julius Onah (The Cloverfield Paradox) and written by Onah and J.C. Lee.

The description: An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Harrison) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Watts and Roth), who adopted him for a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce's teacher (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?

The film first premiered at Sundance back in January. Our Shadow And Act review reads: "While the film’s provocative intent seems geared toward continuing America's long conversation about race, in order to make this happen, there is a lack of care and haphazardness attached to the parts of this story that involve female characters. As for the performances, Academy Award-winner Spencer is at her peak in Luce and gives what’s sure to go down as one of the best performances of her career. Newcomer Harrison Jr. may finally get his well-deserved due after thrilling on the festival circuit the last couple of years with films like Monster and Monsters and Men."

Watch the trailer below:

 

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Photo: Neon 

by Trey Mangum on June 4th 2019

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