Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman reminds us he loves to create something very different, in a good way. After revealing the first trailer last week, a new Poster has arrived online. It pulls no punches and comes with the slogan ‘Infiltrates Hate’. A true story of a black policeman who infiltrates Ku Klux Klan, seeing is believing.
There’s also a Quinten Tarantino tone to this film, a nice blend of genres.
Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
The film stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Corey Hawkins.
BlacKkKlansman Will be released in the UK and Ireland from 24th August.