First Trailer for Spike Lee's True Story Dark Comedy 'BlacKkKlansman'
"With the right white man, we can do anything?" Focus Features has revealed the first official trailer for Spike Lee's new film BlacKkKlansman, timed in sync with the premiere of the film at the Cannes Film Festival this week. Based on an incredible true story, BlacKkKlansman is about a black police officer in Colorado in the 70s who is recruited into the local chapter of the KKK. John David Washington (son of Denzel) plays Ron Stallworth, who convinced other Klan members over the phone that he was a white man, and went undercover to infiltrate the KKK. When his presence was required, the officers sent a white officer in who doubled him and became highly regarded within the organization. Adam Driver co-stars, and the cast includes Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Ryan Eggold, and Robert John Burke. This premiered to rave reviews, and it's Spike Lee at his most angry and brilliant, with a searing dark comedy that hits hard.
Here's the first full trailer (+ poster) for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, direct from Focus' YouTube:
It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as they try to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. BlacKkKlansman is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Spike Lee, of films including Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Clockers, He Got Game, 25th Hour, Inside Man, Red Hook Summer, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Chi-Raq, and Rodney King previously. The screenplay is by Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott; adapted from Ron Stallworth's book. This just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week in the main competition. Focus Features will release Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman in select theaters starting August 10th later this summer. Who's in for this?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
What a title! // The trailer is great!!
DAVIDPD on May 14, 2018
Stellar cast and it looks like Lee is in top form. I'm down
THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018
Brandon Cole on May 15, 2018
grimjob on May 15, 2018
I'm fully in. Loving the 70's period vibe and soundtrack.
Movie Bear on May 15, 2018
Yeah, racism is something to laugh at it ...
shiboleth on May 15, 2018
I'm guessing you didn't bother to read anything about the movie?
Frankthetank on May 28, 2018
I did now. Nothing special about it ...
shiboleth on May 29, 2018
Yes, it can be funny to laugh at how stupid they are, and rejoice when they are brought down because of that stupidity.
John Smith on Jul 31, 2018
Well, I wasn't laughing at them, but at the stupidity of racism. And yes, I would rejoice when stupidity of racism is brought down ...
shiboleth on Aug 1, 2018
Looks really entertaining. Adam Driver has been on fire lately with his role selections. Denzels kid is also growing as an actor. I will be there to check this out. Glad to see Spike lee is still directing along with Jordan Peele as producer is a good match.
deerosa on May 18, 2018
It looks really funny, but I always worry that Hollywood will lie and change history. I am wondering if they are going to show the KKK as the demonKKKrats that they are, or they may either ignore it completely, or lie and say they were/are Republicans.
John Smith on Jul 31, 2018
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Angel Tsvetkov on Aug 4, 2018
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