First Trailer: Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”

Spike Lee’s new film is one of the most notable projects in competition at Cannes this year, and today the first trailer for it has arrived courtesy of Focus Features.

The film tells the remarkable true story of an African-American cop who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and rose to a high position with the help of some clever deception.

It’s a fascinating true story tale and, should it fare well in Cannes, could be a serious contender come year’s end. John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace lead the cast of the movie which opens August 10th in the United States. Jordan Peele and Jason Blum are executive producers on the film.