First Clip From Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansmanPosted by Wilson Morales
May 10, 2018
Ahead of its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Focus Features has released the first clip from Academy Award winning director Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, starring John David Washington (HBO’s Ballers), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Inside Llewyn Davis), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Topher Grace (Traffic, Spider-Man 3).
Focus Features will open the film in theaters later this summer on August 10, 2018 .
From visionary director Spike Lee comes the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city.
Also featured in the film are Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Ryan Eggold and Paul Walter Hauser.
Hawkins has cast as civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael (aka Kwame Ture), while Grace will play one of Stallworth’s white supremacist nemeses in the film.
Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books.
BlacKkKlansman is being produced by Sean McKittrick and Raymond Mansfield for QC Entertainment, Jason Blum for Blumhouse, Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw, Spike Lee, and Shaun Redick. QC’s Edward H. Hamm Jr. will serve as Executive Producer.
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