Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman gets a first trailer

BlacKkKlansman Trailer for Spike Lee's True Buddy Cop Movie

BLACKkKLANSMAN stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins, Jasper Pääkkönen, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser and Harry Belafonte.

The first trailer has been released for Spike Lee's upcoming BlacKkKlansman, formerly known as Black Klansman, now also known as Hey, How Do You Capitalize the New Spike Lee Joint?

Set in the early 1970s, the film follows Stallworth (played by John David Washington of HBO's "Ballers") as he tries to make his mark on the force by undertaking a risky mission to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. The film is based on a true story of an African-American cop who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. "He has to get a white police officer to play him, and that's Adam Driver". "As much as BlacKkKlansman plays with the mechanics of blaxploitation fantasy, it doesn't leave one with any question about what's real". Get Out's Jordan Peele served as a producer alongside Lee.

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The 28-year-old actress, best known for her work in Spider-Man: Homecoming, is at the festival for the premiere of her movie BlacKkKlansman, which earned a long standing ovation. If the trailer is any indication, this looks like a prescient treatise on ignorance, through an exploitation lens that's equally hilarious and insightful. "We can't be silent", Lee added, "so this film to me is a wake-up call".

Early reactions from Cannes have been mostly positive.

BlacKkKlansman is due to be released in United Kingdom cinemas on August 24.

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