If you didn't think a story involving the Ku Klux Klan could be funny, two things: 1) You're not alone, and 2) you may also soon stand corrected.
Spike Lee has taken on the challenge in his upcoming comedy "BlacKkKlansman," and based on the new trailer, it looks like he pulled it off. The director and co-writer brings to screen the story of Ron Stallworth, a real-life black detective who managed to become the head of a Colorado chapter of the KKK. We get a glimpse of how in the trailer as Stallworth (John David Washington) sets his plan in motion.
The preview opens with Stallworth becoming the first black cop in Colorado Springs, and he quickly decides he wants to make a big difference. To do so, though, the rookie needs help, and he finds it in his colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), who is Jewish. Together, the duo goes after the KKK, making us laugh -- and learn -- along the way.
Watch the trailer below.
"BlacKkKlansman" opens is making its debut at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and will hit theaters Aug. 10.
Ron Stallworth 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 detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, 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 rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Read More