Neon debuts first Luce trailer starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer
Neon and Topic Studios have released the official trailer for Luce, offering us our first look at two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams, The Impossible) and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer(The Help) in the upcoming psychological thriller. Check out the video below!
An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents, who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher 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 also stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. (It Comes at Night) as the titular character, Academy Award-nominated actor Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Rob Roy) as Peter Edgar, Brian Bradley/Astro (See You Yesterday) as DeShaun Meeks, Andrea Bang (Kim’s Convenience) as Stephanie Kim, and Norbert Leo Butz (Higher Ground) as Dan Towson.
Luce is directed by Julius Onah, who also co-wrote the screenplay along with J.C. Lee. The film was produced by Onah, John Baker, and Andrew Yang. Rob Feng and Amber Wang also serve as executive producers through their Dream Factory Group banner.
The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It will debut in theaters on August 2.