Alabama born actress Octavia Spencer debuted in 1996 with the movie ‘A Time to Kill.’ But she struggled for nearly a decade to set a foothold in the industry. It was her stunning portrayal of Minny Jackson in ‘The Help’, 15 years after her debut, that changed things for her. The performance earned her several awards including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other major movies include ‘Fruitvale Station’ (2013), ‘Get on Up’ (2014), ‘Black or White’ (2014), ‘Insurgent’ (2015) ‘Allegiant’ (2016). ‘Hidden Figures‘ (2016) and ‘The Shape of Water‘ (2017). So now you might be wondering what is the next Octavia Spencer movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Octavia Spencer films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Octavia Spencer movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
8. Luce (2019)
‘Luce’ is an upcoming drama feature which tells the story of an African Youth adopted by white parents. The plot reportedly follows Luce (played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.), who hails from Eritrea and is raised in an upper-middle-class American household by a white couple Amy and Peter (played by Naomi Watts and Tim Roth). Luce finds it extremely difficult to cope up with the new surroundings and strange people. But the patient Amy and Peter guide Luce through the hard days of therapy and provide him with every possible opportunity to create a sense of belonging. They have to make a number of sacrifices in their daily life for Luce. But when his tutor, Harriet Wilson (played by Octavia Spencer), finds a bag of illegal fireworks from his school locker, life turns upside down for Amy, Peter and Luce. The other cast includes Brian Bradley, Norbert Leo Butz and Andrea Bang. The movie is directed by Julius Onah from a screenplay by Onah and J. C. Lee. ‘Luce’ is lined up for August 2, 2019.
7. Truth Be Told (2019 – )
Apple TV+ drama series ‘Truth Be Told’ is based on the true-crime novel ‘Are You Sleeping’ by Kathleen Barber. According to reports, the plot sheds light on America’s escalating obsession with true-crime podcasts. The thriller features Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Caplan in the lead roles. Poppy Parnell (played by Spencer) is a determined investigative reporter who digs deep into a mysterious and intriguing murder case that happened ten years back. She tries to reach a verdict of the case through her new podcast. The other cast includes Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Katherine LaNasa, Tracie Thoms, and Haneefah Wood. The series is created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman.