Focus Features has announced that Spike Lee’s latest feature, BlackKKKlansman, will be released in theaters on August 10. The release date marks the one-year anniversary of the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, which took place on August 10, 2017.
The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Ron Stallworth, which in turn is based on Stallworth’s real life. Ron Stallworth was Colorado Springs’ first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (played by John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (played by Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city.
Joining Washington and Driver in the cast are Laura Harrier, Corey Hawkins, and Topher Grace. Focus Features is planning a moderate theatrical release for the film followed by a larger expansion.
Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw will be producing the film, along with Get Out‘s Sean McKittrick and Raymond Mansfield for QC Entertainment, Jason Blum for Blumhouse, and Spike Lee.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter