Despite the subject matter, though, BlacKkKlansman looks super fun (check out Kylo Ren as a white nationalist and the way Denzel's son, John David Washington, says "white") and Lee's most commercial movie in years.
Spike Lee is taking on white supremacists in his new film BlacKkKlansman, and moviegoers can get their first look in the just-released trailer. Based on an incredible true story, BlacKkKlansman is about a black police officer in Colorado in the 70s who is recruited into the local chapter of the KKK. The film stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, and Robert John Burke. BlacKkKlansman is produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out. The result, in terms of the specific producer pedigree here, makes absolute sense-you have Lee's confident and composed photography, Peele's comedic sensibilities, and a strong rollout that Blumhouse is known for, all wrapped up in one. He bravely sets out on a unsafe mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
BlacKkKlansman hits theaters August 10, via Focus Features. 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.
"For you it's a crusade, for me it's a job", Zimmerman tells Stallworth in the trailer, shortly before he's seen being threatened with a "Jew lie detector test".