BlacKkKlansman Trailer: Spike Lee’s true buddy cop movie
Focus Features has revealed the first trailer for Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman, the real-life buddy cop movie from Jordan Peele‘s Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment and Blumhouse. The film stars John David Washington (Ballers), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Topher Grace (That ’70s Show) as KKK leader David Duke.
The film is the true story of how African-American police officer Ron Stallworth successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1978 Colorado Springs, Colorado. By pretending to be a white supremacist over the phone and sending a white officer in his place for in-person meetings, he was able to become the head of the local KKK chapter and sabotage their activities from within.
The film will be based on Stallworth’s own 2014 memoir “Black Klansman,” with the screenplay adapted by Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz as well as by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmont.
Lee (Malcom X, Inside Man) directed BlacKkKlansman, producing alongside Peele through his Monkeypaw Productions banner. Sean McKittrick, Shaun Redick and Raymond Mansfield of QC Entertainment and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions will also produce. The film is set to open on August 10, 2018.