The Cannes Film Festival has released a clip from BlacKkKlansman, set to premiere at the acclaimed festival soon.
A preview of the clip ran during the festival’s opening, featuring the film’s lead John David Washington.
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The film stars John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Corey Hawkins, Adam Driver and Topher Grace.
Here’s the description that was released: From visionary director Spike Lee comes the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books.
BlacKkKlansman is produced by Sean McKittrick and Raymond Mansfield for QC Entertainment, Jason Blum for Blumhouse, Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw, Spike Lee and Shaun Redick. QC’s Edward H. Hamm Jr. will serve as executive producer.
Cannes runs from May 8 to May 17.
The film’s theatrical release is August 20.