Ava DuVernay’s Caste will look at ‘how our lives as we speak are outlined by a hierarchy of human divisions courting again generations.’
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is ready to direct Caste, a drama based mostly on Isabel Wilkerson’s critically-acclaimed novel, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
The challenge marks DuVernay’s third collaboration with Netflix after the documentary 13th and the miniseries When They See Us.
Here’s the announcement
Ava DuVernay will direct, write, and produce a movie based mostly on Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson.
The New York Times bestselling novel chronicles how our lives are outlined by a hierarchy of human divisions courting again generations. pic.twitter.com/kaXhy8Fe2I
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) October 14, 2020
Wilkerson wrote she is overjoyed her guide is getting a display screen adaptation.
Read her tweet beneath
So this occurred as we speak. And I’m overjoyed. Thank you, @ava, @netflix and the entire readers who’ve cherished this guide. https://t.co/GRCm6EuvW0 — Isabel Wilkerson (@Isabelwilkerson) October 14, 2020
Several celebrities, together with Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington and Mindy Kaling, congratulated DuVernay on Twitter.
Check out their tweets right here
Can’t wait to see what @ava does with @isabelwilkerson’s #Caste! It’s an absolute must-read for humanity and can certainly grow to be a must-watch movie along with her imaginative and prescient. Yay for you Avs!https://t.co/DHUstlyosi
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) October 14, 2020
Is there a greater match for this unbelievable guide than @ava? So excited for this! Congratulations, my pal! 😍 https://t.co/YvL4oflGmK — Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 14, 2020
This is spectacular. Holy moly. I’m sooooooooo enthusiastic about this. @ava and @Isabelwilkerson – My deep love a gratitude to you each. https://t.co/l9ezsTXayK
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) October 14, 2020
According to Variety, the movie will use a multiple-story construction to look at the “unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations.”
DuVernay can even produce the film, alongside ARRAY Filmworks’ Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes.
Netflix government Tendo Nagenda will accomplice with the Oscar-nominated director for the challenge, after working collectively on Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, her 2018 adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s traditional story.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)
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