Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods rounds out cast with 5 new members
Netflix has announced that BlacKkKlansman stars Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Jasper Pääkkönen will reunite with director Spike Lee in his forthcoming Vietnam war drama Da 5 Bloods. Norm Lewis (Scandal), and Clarke Peters (The Wire), and french actress Melanie Thierry (The Zero Theorem) have also signed on for the film.
Da 5 Bloods follows the story of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes battle forces of man and nature – while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.
The film will star Delroy Lindo (Malcolm X), Jonathan Majors (White Boy Rick), Paul Walter Hauser (Late Night) and Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional). Lee will also produce and write Da 5 Bloods with Kevin Willmott from a script by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo and Matthew Billingsly. Lloyd and Beatriz Levin will also serve as producers along with Jon Kilik.
The project will mark the fourth collaboration between the streaming service and Lee, whom have both worked on the Netflix special Rodney King and the upcoming time-travelling film See You Yesterday. They’re also busy working on the second season of the comedy-drama She’s Gotta Have It which was based on Lee’s 1986 film of the same name.
Coming off from the success of BlacKkKlansman, Lee has successfully won two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay along with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Kevin Willmott. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Original Music Score (Terence Blanchard), and Best Film Editing (Barry Alexander Brown).
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