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Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman releases new trailer starring John David Washington & Adam Driver

Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Robert John Burke & Harry Belafonte co-star.

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A brand new trailer has arrived for BlacKkKlansman, the new Spike Lee movie starring John David Washington, Topher Grace and Adam Driver.

Visionary filmmaker Spike Lee is no stranger to remarkable stories and with BlacKkKlansman he brings the incredible true story of an American hero to light.

Lee directs and co-wrote the story along with fellow writers Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott, based on the novel by Ron Stallworth.

Joining John David Washington and Adam Driver are Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, Robert John Burke, Harry Belafonte, Ashlie Atkinson, Craig muMs Grant, Elise Hudson and Faron Salisbury.

BlacKkKlansman is released in UK cinemas on 24th August 2018.

 

It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file.

Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America.

With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world.

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