NEON has released the official trailer for Ava DuVernay’s “Origin” starring Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nick Offerman & Blair Underwood. The film will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, then play at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in theaters later this year.
Plot Synopsis: “Origin” chronicles the remarkable life and work of Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson as she investigates the genesis of injustice and uncovers a hidden truth that affects us all.
What do you all think of the trailer? It’s been too long since Ava DuVernay gave us a feature film. While her television work (especially with “When They See Us”) has been stellar, many felt her family film “A Wrinkle In Time” was a disappointment following her Oscar-nominated work on “Selma” and “13th.” Her latest film “Origin” looks to be an ambitious adaptation of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson and will likely be seen as a return to form for the critically acclaimed filmmaker who has shined a light on racial injustice throughout history with her work. The cast is certainly appealing, and the brief images we’ve seen in this teaser already make the film look powerful and stunning. The announcement of NEON acquiring it before its world premiere at Venice is also a sign this may be a stealth awards player many didn’t see coming earlier in the year. What do you all think, though? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or our Twitter account.