Jordan Peele & Spike Lee Producing Based on a True Story “Black Klansman”

Spike Lee and Jordan Peele
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Following the massive success of Get Out, director Jordan Peele is teaming up with the legendary Spike Lee for his next project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two have teamed up for a film called Black Klansman, the true story of an African-American police officer who infiltrated the KKK.

Lee will direct and produce the movie with Peele producing under his Monkeypaw Productions, while John David Washington has been tapped to star.

Klansman tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a detective in Colorado Springs, CO., who in 1978 answered an ad in the local newspaper seeking new Klan members. He unlikely gained membership and rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter.

Stallworth, who is black, gathered intelligence on the KKK by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone or other forms of correspondence, but sent a white fellow officer in his place for any in-person meetings.

He wrote about his experience in a 2014 book titled Black Klansman.

Further details about the film are currently unknown.