Ava DuVernay Directing Novel Adaptation Caste

Ava DuVernay

by James White |
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Ava DuVernay has seen great success, import and impact with her work for Netflix so far, including documentary 13th and miniseries When They See Us. She's now in the process of setting up the first narrative feature film she'll make for the streaming service, Caste.

DuVernay is on to write, direct and produce the film, which she will adapt from Isabel Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed novel Caste: The Origins Of Our Discontents. Like the book, the movie will use a multiple-story structure to examine the "unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations."

What this does to her plans and the timescale for DC film New Gods is anyone's guess at this point, but we're mostly just glad to see DuVernay continuing to make her voice heard.

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