"Luce" is a 2019 American social thriller drama film directed by Julius Onah.
The starring cast includes Naomi Watts as Amy Edgar, Octavia Spencer as Harriet Wilson, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Luce Edgar, Tim Roth as Peter Edgar, Andrea Bang as Stephanie Kim, Norbert Leo Butz as Principal Dan, Marsha Stephanie Blake as Rosemary Wilson, Noah Gaynor as Kenny Orlicki, Christopher Mann as Coach Reeves, Astro as Deshaun Meeks and others.

Here are "Luce" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Luce movie?

NEON on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 released the trailer for "Luce" you can watch here:
LUCE - In Theaters August 2, 2019.

Plot summary

What is Luce movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Luce" movie plot summary.

Born in war-torn Eritrea and adopted in the United States, Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is an all-star high school athlete and accomplished public speaker who is adored by other school students and his adoptive 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 to school for a meeting and shows her Luce's assignment in which, asked to write from the perspective of a historical figure, he chose political revolutionary Frantz Fanon and argued that colonialism can be overcome through violence. Harriet is concerned, because Luce was a child soldier before coming to America, and someone with his background writing this could cause trouble. Harriet also tells Amy that she went through Luce's locker and found a bag of illegal and dangerous fireworks.
Amy shows Peter the paper and the fireworks; both are unsettled but decide to hide them and not say anything to Luce. When asked about Harriet, Luce accuses her of singling out students to make a point, such as often using Stephanie Kim (Andrea Bang), a classmate rumored to have been 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, but he argues that he does not want to be tokenized. Luce finds the hidden paper and fireworks.
The next day, Luce and Harriet discuss his paper. He acknowledges his wording but says he just did what the assignment asked, disavowing any true belief in violence. He makes a comment about fireworks that Harriet interprets as a threat, and she notifies Peter. He and Amy confront Luce. He explains that the track team members share lockers and the fireworks are not his. Peter thinks Luce is lying, but Amy is not sure what to believe.


Who plays who in the Luce movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Luce" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is Luce movie release date?

"Luce" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 27, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 2, 2019 (United States) and on November 8, 2019 (United Kingdom) distributing by Neon, Topic Studios, GEM Entertainment, Elevation Pictures, Kino Films, Tokyo Theatres K.K., Canal+ Polska, HBO Latin America and The Searchers.


What are Luce filming details?

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

"Luce" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Luce movie?

"Luce" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 90/100.

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