Still hot off the success of her summer blockbuster Spiderman: Homecoming, Laura Harrier has just added another major film to her resume as she joins the cast of the already highly anticipated Spike Lee/Jordan Peele collaboration, Black Klansman.
Based off of the 2014 autobiography, Black Klansman tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black man who successfully infiltrated the KKK. In 1978, Stallworth, “answered an ad in the local newspaper seeking new Klan members. He not only gained membership, but rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter. Stallworth, who is black, was able to gather all sorts of intelligence by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone or via other forms of correspondence but sent a white fellow officer in his place for any in-person meetings. During his undercover work, Stallworth managed to sabotage several cross-burnings and other activities of the notorious hate group.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee and Peele have been working on the project for two years now with both men being set to produce and Lee also directing. It has not yet been revealed what Harrier’s role in the film will be while Adam Driver will also have a part in the movie and John David Washington will be taking on the role of Ron Stallworth. Production on the film is set to start this fall.
The young actress has also snagged a role alongside Michael B. Jordan in HBO’s upcoming Fahrenheit 451, film based on the dystopian novel of the same name. The film will also star Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, and Lilly Singh.
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