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Spike Lee and “Get Out” director Jordan Peele are teaming up for a film called “Black Klansman,” a crime thriller that will be based on the true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the KKK, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lee will reportedly direct the movie, which also serves an adaptation of a 2014 memoir by Ron Stallworth, the aforementioned officer. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions company will produce the film.
Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington (HBO’s “Ballers”), is in talks to star in the film.
According to THR, Lee and Peele have been working on “Black Klansman” for at least two years.
Peele’s “Get Out” was one of the most critically acclaimed box office hits of this year. Peele said the film, with its darkly satiric take on race relations, would be the first in a series of “social thrillers” from his production company, and “Black Klansman” seems to fit that mold.
Lee’s most recent feature film, “Chi-Raq,” was a controversial musical drama and a study of gang violence in the south side of Chicago.