In a career that spanning three decades, even as of late, we’ve seen Spike Lee work in just about every genre from Red Hook Summer (2012), to Old Boy (2013) to Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) to Chi-Raq (2016) with a nice dollop of docus films in-between. So it comes as no surprise when he teamed with Get Out‘s Jordan Peele to produce and direct what we hope might be another pointy politicized, food for thought item in Black Klansman. Lensing on the crime thriller started in September.
Based on Ron Stallworth’s book, written by Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott, this stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace and Corey Hawkins, this follows an African American detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado who infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and eventually becomes the head of the chapter.
Release Date/Prediction: Focus Features will have to decide whether they want fest play or to make some coin and program it accordingly.