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Spike Lee And Jordan Peele Join Forces For Upcoming KKK Thriller, Black Klansman

Two of the most groundbreaking black directors in film today, Spike Lee and Jordan Peele, are teaming up for a new project based on a true story about a black man who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned, Lee and Peele are working on the dramatic crime thriller, Black Klansman, which comes from the memoir of Ron Stallworth, a police detective who infiltrated the KKK in 1978.

Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington, who stars in HBO’s Ballers, is currently in talks to play Stallworth.

Lee will direct and co-produce along with Peele and Get Out‘s Jason Blumhouse of Blumhouse Productions.

Black Klansman, taken from Stallworth’s 2014 book of the same name, will tell the detective’s story of how he gained membership to the Klan by answering a local newspaper’s ad for new members and eventually “rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter.” Stallworth’s infiltration and undercover work led to the “sabotage of several cross-burnings and other activities of the notorious hate group.”

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