Spike Lee and Jordan Peele Team Up for Crime Thriller ‘Black Klansman’
After breaking records earlier this year with his directorial debut Get Out, Jordan Peele is teaming up with Spike Lee for a new film project. According to Entertainment Weekly, Lee and Peele are working on a true crime thriller about the KKK called Black Klansman. The film is based off Ron Stallworth’s autobiography of the same name:
In 1978 the community of Colorado Springs, Colorado experienced a growth of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) membership. One man dared to challenge their effort and thwart attempts to take over the city, Police Detective Ron Stallworth. He launched an undercover investigation into the Klan, gained membership into the organization, briefly served as Duke’s bodyguard, and was eventually asked to be the leader of the Colorado Springs chapter. The irony of this investigation was that Stallworth is… A Black man. In the process he battled internal departmental politics to successfully pull off this “sting.” Black Klansman explains how he overcame these obstacles and accomplished this almost unbelievable unique achievement.
Ballers star John David Washington is in negotiations to star in the film. Peele will produce with Lee, who is also attached to direct.