If Someone said to you, ‘Heard the one about the African-American man who joined the KKK?’ you probably get laughed at. In August that extraordinary story will be on our cinema screens when Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman will be released.
John David Washington stars as Detective Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to join Colorado Springs Police in early 1970’s. With the help of his colleague Adam Driver) they infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan!
Ahead of the film’s release, Universal Pictures has released another New Poster…
From visionary filmmaker, Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero.
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 ofa 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.