CS Video: Spike Lee Talks BlacKkKlansman’s Powerful Ending
Focus Features invited ComingSoon.net to the New York City junket for Spike Lee‘s sensational new film BlacKkKlansman, where we spoke on camera with the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind Do the Right Thing, Malcom X and Inside Man. Lee talked to us specifically about the powerful ending/coda to the film which relates to the anniversary of the act of white nationalist terror in Charlottesville, Virginia one year ago this month. Check out the video interview with Spike Lee in the player below, containing some spoilers for the film’s finale!
The film stars John David Washington (Ballers), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Topher Grace (That ’70s Show) as KKK leader David Duke.
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
The film is based on Stallworth’s own 2014 memoir “Black Klansman,” with the screenplay adapted by Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz as well as by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmont.
Lee (Malcom X, Inside Man) directed BlacKkKlansman, producing alongside Jordan Peele through his Monkeypaw Productions banner. Sean McKittrick, Shaun Redick and Raymond Mansfield of QC Entertainment and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions will also produce.
BlacKkKlansman is now playing in theaters everywhere.