On the identical day the movie is premiering on the Cannes Movie Pageant, Focus Options launched the primary trailer for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. Based mostly on a real story, the joint follows an African-American police officer who goes undercover within the Ku Klux Klan. It’s just like the scene in Blazing Saddles the place Cleavon Little, masked in an all-white hood, brags about stampeding cattle… via the Vatican, however much less kinky. Regardless of the subject material, although, BlacKkKlansman seems to be tremendous enjoyable (try Kylo Ren as a white nationalist and the way in which Denzel’s son, John David Washington, says “white”) and Lee’s most industrial film in years. It helps to have Jordan Peele as a producer.

Right here’s the official synopsis.

It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the primary African-American detective to serve within the Colorado Springs Police Division. Decided to make a reputation for himself, Stallworth bravely units out on a harmful mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The younger detective quickly recruits a extra seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Collectively, they group as much as take down the extremist hate group because the group goals to sanitize its violent rhetoric to enchantment to the mainstream.

BlacKkKlansman opens on August 10.

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