Filmmaker Spike Lee is teaming with comedian turned “Get Out” director Jordan Peele for the upcoming true story crime thriller “Black Klansman”.
“Ballers” actor John David Washington, son of Denzel Washington, is in negotiations to star in this adaptation of a memoir by Ron Stallworth, an African American police detective in Colorado who infiltrated the KKK in 1978.
He soon rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter and was able to gather intelligence by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone or other forms of correspondence. He sent a white fellow officer in his place for any in-person meetings.
Lee will direct and produce the movie with Peele, Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick, Shaun Redick and Raymond Mansfield producing. Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Spike Lee and Kevin Willmont have penned the script.
Filming is slated to begin this Fall with Focus Features distributing.