Adam Driver Joins The Cast Of Spike Lee’s ‘Black Klansman’ | Film News
Last month, it was reported that Spike Lee and Jordan Peele will be teaming up to develop Black Klansman, the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth, the black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s. Stallworth was at the centre of an undercover investigation into the KKK, and was able to rise through the ranks and collect and incredible amount of information about their activities.
Well, the film has added its first star. Adam Driver has joined the cast and will play Flip, “a Jewish undercover police officer who is the best of the Colorado Springs police force. He’s already had many years of experience and is a quick study. He is known on the force for being anti-social, and he’s a perfectionist, critical of others’ mistakes, but brave and dedicated”.
He will join John David Washington, son of Denzel Washington, who will play Stallworth, while Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming) has also joined the cast in an as yet unknown role.
In what’s bound to be one of the most anticipated films already when its official release date is revealed, the addition of Driver makes this even more of a must see.
While Lee’s oeuvre has been a bit up and down in recent years, hopefully teaming up with Peele – arguably one of the most in-demand writer/directors around right now fresh off the success of Get Out – gets his creative juices flowing hard. With such an astonishing true story on hand, he’s got all the potential in the world to make something great.