Spike Lee is back, this time teaming up with executive producer Jordan Peele for BlacKKKlansman.
The film’s advertising says it’s A Spike Lee joint from producer Jordan Peele, based on some fo’ real, fo’ real sh*t.
The film is set in the early 1970s, as Ron Stallworth, played by Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington, is the first Black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the trailer, he sounds just like his father at times.
Stallworth really wants to make a name for himself so he bravely sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan via a series of telephone calls. To help do this he recruits a more seasoned white colleague, Flip Zimmerman played by Star Wars star Adam Driver, into the undercover investigation of a lifetime.
“BlacKkKlansman” received a rousing, lengthy standing ovation at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
It was among the most highly anticipated titles at Cannes this year and immediate reaction was positive.
Lee was outfitted in a shiny purple-and-orange tuxedo and wore one ring declaring “love” on one hand, and “hate” on the other. He bounced into the premiere announcing: “Brooklyn’s in the house!”
The “love” and “hate” rings pay homage to his film “Do The Right Thing”; the same jewelry was worn by character Radio Raheem.
Check out the trailer above and be sure to check it out in theaters everywhere August 10th.
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