Jordan Peele and Spike Lee Are Working Together on ‘Black Klansman’ KKK Movie
Jordan Peele has a lot film and television projects in the works, but this new venture is interesting and will certainly raise a few eyebrows.
The Get Out director is teaming up with veteran filmmaker Spike Lee on a film adaptation the book, Black Klansman, based on the true life story African-American detective Ron Stallworth who, in 1978, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the community Colorado Springs, Colo., by posing as a white man.
John David Washington, the son Denzel Washington who also stars on HBO’s Ballers, is in talks to play Stallworth in the movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s synopsis reads:
Peele will serve as producer on the project, while Lee will serve as director and producer the dramatic crime thriller, which has been in development for two years. The partnership between Peele and Lee is a big deal because it represents two black filmmakers from different generations working on a socially conscious project that couldn’t be more timely given the recent racial unrest in America.
Filming is expected to begin in the fall. There’s no ficial word on when the film will arrive in theaters.