Focus Features has released the first trailer for Spike Lee’s latest joint BlacKkKlansman, which he produced along with the Get Out team that includes Jordan Peele.
In the clip, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) arrives for his new job in law enforcement, where he has been assigned to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the klan as the organization plots to sanitize its violent rhetoric to the mainstream.
BlacKkKlansman is based on the true story of Stallworth, a Colorado Springs black police officer who went undercover and successfully infiltrated a Ku Klux Klan chapter. Stallworth detailed his experience in his 2014 novel “Black Klansman.”
Focus Features opens BlacKkKlansman on August 10.