Ava DuVernay to Direct Adaptation of ‘Caste’ by Isabel Wilkerson

Courtesy of Penguin Random House


Acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, known for projects such as 13th and When They See Us, is returning for another round in the director’s chair. DuVernay is set to write, direct, and produce a feature film adaptation of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, as reported by Deadline. The film will be produced and released with streaming giant Netflix.

In Caste, Wilkerson examines the phenomenon of the unspoken caste system in the United States. She provides researched stories about real people, both famous historical figures and everyday people, connecting her stories with history from all around the world. The film is set to adapt this through a multiple story structure.

There are no further details on cast or release date. Purchase a copy of Caste here.


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