Jordan Peele and Spike Lee Collaborate On Upcoming Film, Black Klansman

When we heard that Jordan Peele and Spike Lee were getting together for a project involving John David Washington called Black Klansman, we had to know more. This project is not a remake of the1966 movie The Black Klansman, a Blaxploitation flick about a Black man passing as a White klansman in order to get revenge for his daughter’s murder. Its tagline read “She Had To Have His Love … Even Though Her Baby Might Be Black!”
Rather, the project is based on Ron Stallworth, the first Black police officer in Colorado Springs, CO. This version stars Denzel’s son as the undercover detective that used phone conversations, letters, and a White colleague sent as a decoy to infiltrate the KKK. The book details events that took place in the late 1970s, when there was a similar boom in Klan activity as today.
The book came out in 2014 so a considerable amount of time passed between the events of the story and when the story was told. With racial tensions on high, this film is timely. Meanwhile, charges have recently been filed against DeAndre Harris, the Black man that was brutally beaten during the Charlottesville unrest this summer. Apparently, not all law enforcement is out to take down White Supremacists. Black Klansman is currently in development.
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