Netflix has announced that Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen have rounded out the cast of Academy Award winner Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, a Vietnam War drama produced by Netflix and centered around a group of men returning to the jungle to reclaim their innocence.
They join previously announced Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Paul Walter Hauser with Jean Reno and Chadwick Boseman.
From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a new joint: the story of four African American vets (Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis and Isaiah Whitlock Jr.) who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes battle forces of man and nature – while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.
Lee write Da 5 Bloods with Kevin Willmott from a script by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo and Matthew Billingsly. The film will be produced by Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin, Jon Kilik and Lee.
Producing the film are Lloyd Levin (Hellboy), Beatriz Levin, Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games Franchise) and Spike Lee.
Da 5 Bloods marks Netflix’s fourth collaboration with Lee. He previously wrote and directed She’s Gotta Have it, which is currently is post-production on it’s second season; and directed Roger Guenveur Smith’s one man show Rodney King for Netflix. Lee is also in post-production on the time-travel feature film See You Yesterday which he is producing for Netflix.