African American directors Spike Lee and Jordan Peele are teaming up on a KKK-centric, based-on-a-true-story thriller called Black Klansman; it’s based on the autobiographical accounts of Ron Stallworth, a detective in Colorado who infiltrated the KKK despite being black. Black Klansman should not be confused with The Black Klansman, a Blaxploitation revenge flick from 1966.
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Spike Lee has been making socially conscious, often controversial films for over 3 decades; Peels’s directorial debut, Get Out, was also very socio-political in nature. It will be interesting to see these forces combine their talents; while Lee uses drama as his primary genre, Peele is making strides in horror, so what they’ll produce together should be exciting, to say the least!
Lee will direct and produce the movie with Peele producing via his banner Monkeypaw Productions, along with Sean McKittrick, Shaun Redick and Raymond Mansfield of QC Entertainment and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions. The latter group teamed up previously to produce Peele’s groundbreaking horror thriller Get Out, a box-office sensation of early 2017.
This project was just announced yesterday, so it will be quite some time before it comes to fruition. Still, we’ll keep our ears to the ground to bring you updates as news emerges. Stay tuned!
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