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Selma’s Ava DuVernay New Origin Moving Drama Trailer Preview

by Stewart Cole

New a new trailer has been released for Ava DuVernay’s Origin.

Directed by Selma’s DuVernay, Origin is an upcoming drama film starring Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor and Jon Bernthal. The film is based on Isabel Wilkerson’s novel Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, which was released in 2020.

Watch the Origin trailer below (watch more trailers):

What is Origin all about?

“While struggling with an enormous personal tragedy, Isabel sets herself on a path of global inquiry and discovery,” reads the synopsis. “Despite the colossal scope of her work, she finds beauty and bravery while crafting one of the defining American books of our time.”

DuVernay’s first feature film was a 2008 documentary called This is the Life. He followed that up with 2010’s I Will Follow, 2012’s Middle of Nowhere, 2014’s Selma, 2016’s 13th, and most recently 2018’s A Wrinkle in Time.

Along with Ellis-Taylor and Bernthal, Origin stars Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nick Offerman, Blair Underwood, Donna Mills, Leonardo Nam, Connie Nielsen, Finn Wittrock, Victoria Pedretti, Mike Schymuracy and Em .

Origin premiered in September 2023 at the Venice International Film Festival, where it was selected to compete for the Golden Lion Award. It was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival later that month.

“I’ve known Ava for a long time, and my love and admiration for her and her work goes back even before Middle of Nowhere,” Neon CEO and founder Tom Quinn previously said, according to the Motion Picture Association. . “I am truly humbled that it is this film that finally brought us together. She has always been a gifted storyteller, and her mastery of her craft shines through in this deeply personal and inspiring adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s book and dramatization of her remarkable life. Origin proves once again that Ava remains one of the most innovative and essential filmmakers of her generation.”

Currently playing in limited theaters in New York and Los Angeles, Origin will be released more widely in the United States on January 19, 2024.

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