Focus Features has released the first trailer for BlacKkKlansman to coincide with its Cannes Film Festival premiere.
The film will debut in theaters on August 10.
It stars John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Corey Hawkins, Adam Driver and Topher Grace.
Directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele, the film is the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books.