Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders gives a hauntingly dark Native Son some 21st-century texture

Photo of Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders gives a hauntingly dark Native Son some 21st-century texture
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Adapting Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, to the big screen in the 21st-century was always going to be a monumental feat. The controversial story had already been actualized on the big screen twice—once in a 1951 film starring Wright himself, and then again in 1986 for PBS starring Oprah Winfrey. For his…

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