Neon has released the trailer for the upcoming thriller Luce, starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Tim Roth. Directed by Julius Onah, the film involves a young boy adopted from a war-torn country who becomes a model student, only to have that threatened by a teacher who seemingly has it in for him.
Luce premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and opens in theaters August 2nd.
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?