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Spike Lee Premieres ‘BlacKkKlansman’ at Cannes Film Festival, Watch First Trailer Here [VIDEO]

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Stars, directors, and movie producers have taken over Cannes, France for its annual Cannes Film Festival. Hollywood’s behind-the-camera hot shots come to premiere their new projects, and celebrities show up to support – one of those people-behind-the-scenes is Spike Lee, who premiered his upcoming film, BlacKkKlansman.

The film, which is slated to hit theaters August 10, chronicles the story of a Black police officer from Colorado Springs, C.O. named Rob Stallworth. Stallworth went undercover while working as an intelligence officer with the CSPD in 1979. He successfully infiltrate the KKK and ultimately became the head of Colorado Springs’ local KKK chapter.

BlacKkKlansman is directed by Spike Lee and produced by Get Out creator Jordan Peele. It starts John David Washington, who plays Detective Stallworth, and Adam Driver, who plays Stallworth’s partner.

According to Shadow and Act, “Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books.”

Take a look at the first trailer below. 

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