Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Spike Lee's Jordan Peele-Produced 'BlacKkKlansman' Gets a Trailer

Spike Lee's Jordan Peele-Produced 'BlacKkKlansman' Gets a Trailer

Directed by Lee, the film is based on the true story of the real Ron Stallworth who went undercover with the Colorado Springs police department and gained access to the local KKK chapter.

Vulture's Emily Yoshida said, "BlacKkKlansman is a nuanced story of race in America, but Lee doesn't take any chances with vagueness or ellipses, nor should he".

Jordan Peele of Key & Peele and Get Out fame produced this movie, alongside Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, and Spike Lee himself.

Spike Lee's latest film has just premiered in Cannes, and now we have our first look at the film, titled "BlacKkKlansman", courtesy of a just-released new trailer.

"With the right white man, we can do anything?".


BlacKkKlansman, which focuses on a black police officer (Washington) who infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, marks Lee's sixth time in Cannes' official lineup. He also remade his 1986 comedy She's Gotta Have It as a Netflix series in 2017.

BLACKkKLANSMAN stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins, Jasper Pääkkönen, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser and Harry Belafonte.

Early reactions from Cannes have been mostly 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.

The film is set to release on August 10, 2018 and the release will collide with one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots which saw one woman die after a auto drove into a crowd during a clash between white nationalists and anti-fascist protestors.

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