Ava DuVernay to Create Feature Film Adaptation of “Caste” for Netflix

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ava DuVernay is set to create “Caste” for Netflix based on the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson. DuVernay will direct, write and produce the film that “examines the unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations.” The film is said to use a multiple-story structure.

“Caste” is DuVernay’s first feature film for Netflix and is part of her ongoing arrangement with the streaming service. Her recent limited series “When They See Us”, about the Central Park Five, was a huge success and she is currently working on “Colin in Black & White” – a limited series based on the adolescent life of athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick.

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