Spike Lee And Jordan Peele Collaborate On Black Klansman, The True Story Of A Black Man Who Infiltrated The KKK
Lee will direct and produce, while Peele will also produce.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ron Stallworth answered a 1978 newspaper ad in Colorado Springs, Co., seeking new Klan members. Stallworth, again, who is African American, actually rose through the KKK ranks to become a local chapter leader, mostly doing his work with the terrorist group via phone or mail. When he was needed in person, he sent a white officer in his place.
The film is based on the 2014 book of the same name, and not the black exploitation film, also of the same name.
Production is expected to begin this fall.