Jordan Peele and Spike Lee Are Teaming Up For A Thriller Called 'Black Klansman'

Jordan Peele and Spike Lee
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This may sound like a plan hatched with memes on Black Twitter, but numerous reputable sources have reported that writer-directors Jordan Peele and Spike Lee are collaborating on a new thriller film about the KKK called "Black Klansman."

According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Denzel Washington's son, John David Washington, is in negotiations to star in the film, which is an adaptation of the memoir of an African American police detective in Colorado Springs named Ron Stallworth. Stallworth successfully infiltrated the Klan in the late 1970s, rose in the ranks to become the head of his local chapter, and worked to sabotage their operations.

Spike Lee will direct and produce the film, and he was also a part of the writing team (Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmont) that adapted Stallworth's story for the big screen. Jordan Peele will also help produce the film through his studio, Monkeypaw Productions, along with his Get Out collaborators, QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions.

With two of the best Black directors of our time working on this interesting story together, it's bound to be something special. There is no release date yet, but the plan is to begin filming this Fall.

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