Luce is a 2019 American social thriller drama film directed by Julius Onah.
Starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth, Andrea Bang, Norbert Leo Butz, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Noah Gaynor, Christopher Mann, Astro and others.

Watch the official trailer for Luce

NEON on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 released the trailer:
LUCE - In Theaters August 2, 2019.

What is Luce about?

Adopted from war-torn Eritrea, Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is an all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater who is adored by other school students and his parents, Peter (Tim Roth) and Amy Edgar (Naomi Watts). However, he has animosity toward his history teacher, Harriet Wilson (Octavia Spencer), who got his friend DeShaun kicked off the running team after finding marijuana in his locker and calling the police.
Harriet calls Amy, asking her to meet at school. She shows her Luce's written assignment in which, asked to write from the perspective of a historical figure, he chose Frantz Fanon, a political revolutionary who argued that colonialism can be overcome through violence. Harriet is concerned, as Luce was a child soldier before coming to America, and someone like him writing this could get in trouble. Harriet also tells Amy that she went through Luce's locker and found a bag full of illegal and dangerous fireworks.
Amy shows Peter the paper and the fireworks; both are unsettled, but decide to hide them and not mention anything to Luce. During dinner, the family brings up Harriet again. Luce accuses her of singling out students to make a point. He tells them how Harriet often uses Stephanie Kim (Andrea Bang), a classmate allegedly sexually abused at a party while drunk, as an example of a victimized woman suffering in silence. Luce is Harriet's shining example of a star black student, which is not how he wants to be seen, arguing that he does not want to be tokenized. Later, Luce finds the hidden paper and fireworks.
The next day, Luce and Harriet discuss the issue of his paper. He acknowledges his wording but says he just did what the assignment asked, dismissing any true belief in violence. He then makes a comment about fireworks that Harriet interprets as a threat, and she notifies Peter. He and Amy confront Luce about the comment plus the fireworks being in his locker. He explains that the track team members share lockers, and the fireworks are not his. Peter thinks Luce is lying, while Amy is not sure what to believe.

Who's in the Luce cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Luce.

Naomi Watts Amy Edgar
Octavia Spencer Harriet Wilson
Kelvin Harrison Jr. Luce Edgar
Tim Roth Peter Edgar
Andrea Bang Stephanie Kim
Norbert Leo Butz Principal Dan
Marsha Stephanie Blake Rosemary Wilson
Noah Gaynor Kenny Orlicki
Christopher Mann Coach Reeves
Astro Deshaun Meeks
Omar Shariff Brunson Jr. Corey Johnson (as Omar Brunson)
Hannah Cabell Lena Tennyson
Colton Osorio Little Boy
Gibson Frazier Man
Ian Unterman Other Man
Meredith Holzman Woman
Liza J. Bennett Karen
Samantha Posey Beth
Souleymane Sy Savane West African Man
Mfoniso Udofia West African Woman
Rachel Wenitsky Molly
Amanda Troya Kelly Martinez
Zoe Whitford Female Student

When is Luce released in cinemas?

The film Luce was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 2, 2019 (United States) and on November 8, 2019 (United Kingdom) by NEON, Topic Studios, GEM Entertainment, Elevation Pictures, Kino Films, Tokyo Theatres K.K. and The Searchers.

What are Luce film specifications?

The duration of the film is 109 minutes. The film grossed over $2.3 million.

The film Luce is rated with "R" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about Luce?

Luce got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100.

More information about Luce you can get at:

Official website:

IMDB: Luce

Wikipedia: Luce (film)

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