WEEK IN WOMEN: DuVernay Adapts Wilkerson’s CASTE for Netflix – Brandy McDonnell reports
Ava DuVernay will direct, write and produce the feature adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed new book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. The new project will reunite the Oscar-nominated moviemaker with Netflix, although it will be her first feature film for the streaming giant.
Titled Caste, the film version of Wilkerson’s book will use a multiple-story format to analyze the “unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations.”
DuVernay will produce Caste alongside ARRAY Filmworks’ Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes. Netflix executive Tendo Nagenda will team with DuVernay for the Caste adaptation; they worked together on DuVernay’s 2018 Disney release A Wrinkle in Time, which adapted the beloved Madeleine L’Engle’s science fiction book. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN