First Trailer for Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Following the film’s world premiere at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Focus Features has unveiled the first footage for Spike Lee’s dark comedy BlacKkKlansman, based on some fo’ real sh*t.
John David Washington (son of Denzel Washington) and Adam Driver lead the cast of the film, which tells the true story of an African-American cop who decides to call the head of the KKK on his first day. The movie is based on Ron Stallworth’s memoir Black Klansman.
Also starring in the film are Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Paakkonen, Ryan Eggold, and Ashlie Atkinson. Lee also serves as producer along with Jordan Peele and Jason Blum. BlacKkKlansman opens August 10th in the United States.
Check out the first official trailer below, direct from Focus’ YouTube:
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® winning Get Out.