The hype was already building for this movie even before the raving Cannes reactions. Hot off of Get Out, Jordon Peele teamed up with Spike Lee to deliver Lee’s next movie check out the synopsis and trailer below:
“From visionary filmmaker, Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award (R) winning Get Out.”
This looks like the perfect marriage of material and artist. The topical thought-provoking subject matter that has room to be still be entertaining is definitely within Lee’s wheelhouse. It’s no wonder Peele hoped on as the producer as Get Out yielded similar results. And if it’s anything like this trailer and Cannes reviews, we’re going to be in for a treat.
BlacKkKlansman is released August 10, 2018