Spike Lee and Jordan Peele will collaborate
(Lee as director and producer; Peele as producer) on
Black Klansman, a depiction of the true story of
a black police officer who infiltrated the
Ku Klux Klan. The officer, who will be played
by John David Washington, Denzel Washington’s
son, was able to rise to the head of a local
chapter, disrupting the KKK’s activities from
the inside and gathering important intel.
In other words, he was the real MVP.
The same production companies that partnered
on Get Out will come together again for Black
The film stars John David Washington, Adam Driver,
Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen,
Corey Hawkins, Paul Walter Hauser, and
Harry Belafonte. It premiered on May 14, 2018
at the Cannes Film Festival, where it competed
for the Palme d'Or and won the Grand Prix.
It is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 10, 2018.