Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis has officially been cast as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of Breed, Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Isabel Wilkerson. The film adaptation of Breed will serve as a reunion for Ellis and DuVernay, who previously worked together on when they see usa 2019 Netflix drama also starring Jharrel Jerome.
Caste: the origins of our discontent is a 2020 nonfiction historical novel in which Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson analyzes the “unspoken caste system” dictated by American society by putting it through the prism of other caste systems in India and the United States. Nazi Germany. Through this lens, Wilkerson examines the “eight pillars” that have sustained caste systems throughout history, including divine will, lineages, and social stigma, among others. The official book synopsis Breed describes Wilkerson’s novel as “an eye-opening tale of people and history, and a fresh examination of what lies beneath the surface of ordinary life and American life today.”
Breed She first stepped into the spotlight after being chosen as Oprah Winfrey’s Summer 2020 Book Club Pick, according to Deadline, with Oprah herself calling the novel the “most essential read” she’d ever picked. for the club.
Ava DuVernay Plans a Film Adaptation of ‘Caste’
Producer Ava DuVernay, known for her work on projects like selma (2014), queen sugar (2016), and dmz (2022), has starred in a film adaptation of the work of Isabel Wilkerson Breedwith the production company returning for its first feature film since 2018 A wrinkle in time. Ava DuVernay will once again work with actress Aunjanue Ellis, who joins Breed in an unnamed leading role.
DuVernay and Ellis previously collaborated on the Netflix crime drama miniseries. when they see uswhere Aunjunae Ellis stars as Sharonne Salaam, the mother of Yusef Salaam (Caleel Harris, Jovan Adepo), one of five teenagers falsely accused and jailed for raping a white jogger in 1989. Deadline reports that Ellis and his co-star Nicey Nash were nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special Primetime Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award following their performances in the series.
More details about the film adaptation of Breedwith Ava DuVernay and Aunjunae Ellis, will likely become available as the film continues development.