First Poster: Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”

Focus Features has premiered the compelling first poster for Spike Lee’s true story buddy cop drama “BlacKkKlansman” from Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment and Blumhouse.

The one-sheet comes on the heels of the film’s premiere at Cannes where it received a thunderous standing ovation. The film is the true story of how African-American police officer Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1978 Colorado Springs, Colorado.

By pretending to be a white supremacist over the phone and sending a white officer (Adam Driver) in his place for in-person meetings, he was able to become the head of the local KKK chapter and sabotage their activities from within.

Topher Grace also stars as KKK leader David Duke in the film which was penned by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmont and Lee. Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick, Shaun Redick and Raymond Mansfield produced and the film opens August 10th.