Los Angeles, Oct 15 (PTI) Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is set to direct 'Caste', a drama based on Isabel Wilkerson's critically-acclaimed novel.
The project marks DuVernay's third collaboration with Netflix after the documentary '13th' and the miniseries 'When They See Us'.
DuVernay will adapt Wilkerson's nonfiction bestseller 'Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents' to screen.
According to Variety, the film will use a multiple-story structure to examine 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 also produce the movie, alongside ARRAY Filmworks' Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes.
Netflix executive Tendo Nagenda will partner with the Oscar-nominated director for the project, after working together on Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time', her 2018 adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic tale. PTI RDS RDS