An official trailer for BlacKkKlansman, which is directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele, was released this week by Focus Features.
The movie is based on the true story of the first African-American detective at the Colorado Springs Police Department and his mission to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the early ’70s. It stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Jasper Pääkkönen, Robert John Burke, Corey Hawkins, and Ryan Eggold.
You can find a synopsis for BlacKkKlansman along with the trailer below.
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. 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 the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.
BlacKkKlansman will be released in theaters on August 10th.
A Spike Lee joint. From producer Jordan Peele. Based on some fo’ real, fo’ real sh*t. Watch the #BlacKkKlansman trailer now – in theaters August 10.