Spike Lee & Jordan Peele Team Up On ‘Black Klansman’
Spike Lee and Jordan Peele are joining forces to write and direct a Klu Klux Klan crime thriller, Black Klansman.
Denzel Washington‘s son and “Ballers” star John David Washington is in talks to star in the film.
Here’s the scoop via Variety:
The movie follows Ron Stallworth, a detective in Colorado Springs, Colo., who in 1978 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. He 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.
This is going to be fantastic! I can’t wait!