The first trailer for Spike Lee’s highly-anticipated BlacKkKlansman has finally landed online.
Starring John David Washington (son of Denzel Washington) and Adam Driver, Lee’s film looks as though it will be another classic from the prolific director of Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, and Summer of Sam.
Set in the ‘70s, Washington’s black rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate the KKK with the help of Driver’s Jewish officer, and though this plot sounds too crazy to be true, it is in fact 100 percent based on fact. Produced by Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman also stars an almost unrecognisable Topher Grace as the Ku Klux Klan’s Grand Wizard David Duke. The basic plot leads you to believe that this film would be more of a drama than anything else, but from the trailer you can see that this is far closer to a controversial buddy cop comedy.
The film’s synopsis reads:
“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. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humour to tell this story often missing from the history books.”
BlacKkKlansman is set to hit theatres on August 10th in the US, and August 24th in the UK.