Spike Lee Casts ‘The Wire’ Actors in Upcoming Film ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Credit: Twitter/Shutterstock)

Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. have signed on for roles in Spike Lee’s next film, Da 5 Bloods.

The two actors, who rose to prominence on HBO’s The Wire, round out the cast of the upcoming Netflix-backed drama, along with Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen.

They join previously announced cast members Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Jean Reno and Paul Walter Hauser.

According to Netflix’s description of the film, it follows four African-American veterans who return to Vietnam to search for the remains of their fallen squad leader (Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure. They end up battling forces of man and nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.

Lee worked on the script with BlacKkKlansman collaborator, Kevin Willmott, along with Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo and Matt Billingsly.

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The director is fresh off of winning a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar last month for BlacKkKlansman.

Da 5 Bloods marks Lee’s fourth collaboration with Netflix, including writing and directing the series She’s Gotta Have it, which is currently in post-production on its second season.

Lee will also serve as a producer on the film.

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