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From visionary director Spike Lee comes the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books.
Spike Lee signed on to direct BlacKkKlansman in September 2017, with Jordan Peele producing via his Monkeypaw Productions banner. Focus Features announced an official release date for the film in April 2018. The movie is adapted from the book of the same name by Stallworth and is set open in theaters in time to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist march and subsequent protests in Charlottesville.
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