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jordan peele & spike lee join forces for ‘black klansman’ thriller

September 11, 2017
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You know when a collaboration announcement sounds so perfect you have to read it twice to make sure it’s true? I’m sure that happened to many of you while reading the headline here, but we can confirm! Legendary director Spike Lee is teaming with Get Out filmmaker Jordan Peele for Black Klansman, which tells the true story of an Black police officer who infiltrated the KKK.

As The Hollywood Reporter reports, the Black Klansman filmmakers are in negotiations with star John David Washington (HBO’s Ballers), Denzel Washington’s son, to star in what is being described as a “dramatic crime thriller” that will begin shooting this fall. Lee will direct and both he and Peele will produce.

The synopsis from THR: “Klansman tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who in 1978 answered an ad in the local newspaper seeking new Klan members. He not only gained membership, but rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter. Stallworth, who is black, was able to gather all sorts of intelligence by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone or via other forms of correspondence but sent a white fellow officer in his place for any in-person meetings. During his undercover work, Stallworth managed to sabotage several cross-burnings and other activities of the notorious hate group.”

We can’t wait!