Spike Lee Infiltrates the KKK in First Trailer for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

BlacKkKlansman (Credit: Focus Features)

Spike Lee is turning the tables on the Ku Klux Klan in his new joint BlacKkKlansman.

The drama follows the true story of African-American detective Ron Stallworth who infiltrated the Colorado Springs, Colorado chapter of the KKK in the 1970s.

BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington (Ballers) as Stallworth, the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Hoping to make a name for himself, Stallworth comes up with a plan to go inside and expose the KKK.

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Washington is joined in the cast by Adam Driver, Topher Grace,  Laura Harrier and Corey Hawkins.

The film’s producers include Jordan Peele and Jason Blum, the team behind Get Out.

BlacKkKlansman premiered Monday at the Cannes Film Festival and received a six-minute standing ovation, according to Variety.  Immediately after the premiere, several  reviews were posted online with writers describing the film as “vital,” “persuasive” and Lee’s “comeback.”

BlacKkKlansman is set to arrive in theaters on August 10, to coincide with the anniversary of the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one person dead.

You can watch the trailer for BlacKkKlansman below.

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