Spike Lee Will Follow 'BlacKkKlansman' with 'Da 5 Bloods' Starring Chadwick Boseman

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Netflix is in talks to distribute the movie, with Delroy Lindo and Jean Reno also in negotiations to star.

Spike Lee has used his speaking platform to counter the President's rhetorical views, and his films to wax about his philosophical stance on Culture in America.

The star of Black Panther and the Oscar-nominated director of BlacKkKlansman are teaming up, as Chadwick Boseman is nearing a deal to play a key supporting role in Spike Lee's next film Da 5 Bloods. Now, we don't know who those actors will be yet, but prior to this announcement, I'd heard that Lee was courting his old pal Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Don Cheadle and Giancarlo Esposito.

Lee will also write the film with Kevin Willmott, based on an original screenplay by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo, and rewrite by Matthew Billingsly.


The Oscars are a mess this year, but they do have two solid firsts this year: It's the first time a comic book movie (namely Black Panther) has been nominated for Best Picture and - much, much, much, much more hard to believe - it's somehow Spike Lee's first-ever Best Director nomination. Lee is producing the film with Jon Kilik, Beatriz Levin and Lloyd Levin.

Variety reports that production will begin in early March after Spike and Chadwick both wrap up the awards season with the Oscars on 24 February.

Boseman has a busy year ahead in 2019 as well, likely returning as T'challa/Black Panther in Marvel's Avengers: Endgame (despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War) and starring in 17 Bridges with Taylor Kitsch and Sienna Miller, opening in July. Lindo is repped by APA.

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