Earlier this year, Duvernay was awarded the coveted Directing Award from the Sundance Film Festival for her sophomore effort, Middle of Nowhere, which really introduced her to a wider audience. Hopefully more people will take a look at her work, since the trailer for Nowhere actually looks pretty decent. By the trailer alone, you're more invested in the characters than entirety of I Will Follow.
The official synopsis reads as follows (from Shadow and Act): "When her husband is incarcerated, an African-American woman struggles to maintain her marriage and her identity."
Emayatzy Corinealdi plays Ruby, the "African American woman," and Omari Hardwick (who Duvernay also directed in I Will Follow) plays Derek, her husband. David Oyelowo also stars in the movie as Brian, a more stable love interest for Ruby, and poses a conundrum for the devoted wife. Sharon Lawrence is also featured in the movie.
Middle of Nowhere comes to theaters October 12th.