Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman first UK Trailer has finally arrived online. The story of the African American cop who went undercover and infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.This may sound hard to believe a black man joining the KKK, but it’s based on a true story.
Universal Pictures has sent us the new Trailer, check it out. Hard hitting, provocative, darkly humorous, and his most commercial film to date…
So how can a Black police officer infiltrate KKK? Get one of your fellow white Policeman (Adam Driver) to sign up for you. Based on Ron Stallworth’s (John David Washington) memoir, the film is produced by Oscar-winning Jordan Peele (Get Out) producing with Horror mogul Jason Blum. The story that outrageous when the infamous hate group advertised for new members Stanworth believed it was a joke. Peele couldn’t believe he hadn’t heard of this fascinating story.
This is Spike Lee‘s first straight-up film since Chi-raq released in 2015. The film recently played for Cannes Film Festival leaving with some very positive reviews. One screening apparently ended with a standing ovation. Lee does need a film to work and he might have just found that film to propel him.
It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
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.
BlacKkKlansman Will be released in the UK and Ireland from 24th August.
The film also stars Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Corey Hawkins.