A first official look at Luce, the upcoming drama movie directed by Julius Onah based on a script he co-wrote with J.C. Lee and starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth, and Norbert Leo Butz:
“A model student. A track star. A confident public speaker. Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is everything a high school senior aspires to be, much to the relief of his adoring parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) who adopted Luce as a young boy from a war-torn African nation.
Thankfully, the violent trauma of Luce’s upbringing is in the distant past. Or is it?
Luce’s teacher, Harriet (Octavia Spencer) becomes concerned when Luce writes a well-researched paper with disturbing statements about institutional violence. Is Luce applying his intellect to a provocative piece of writing, or are these signs of a maladjusted teen bubbling to the surface?
Eager to protect her star pupil, Harriet investigates, but her discoveries force Luce’s parents to question their assumptions of who their adopted child really is. Inadvertently, they set Luce on a collision course with Harriet, in an unflinching crisis of identity that comes crashing to a head with a shocking act, changing each of their lives forever.”
What is this young man up to? let’s hope it’s not too late for him to find peace…
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Luce.
Update – Another plot synopsis reads as follows:
“A married couple (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher (Octavia Spencer) threatens his status as an all-star student.”