Spike Lee has decided on how to follow up his award winning film BlacKkKlansman. This March, Lee will get back behind the camera to direct Da 5 Bloods, a film which he co-wrote with Kevin Willmott who also received a writing credit for BlacKkKlansman.
Da 5 Bloods will follow a group of African-American Vietnam vets as they return to Vietnam to find the remains of a fellow soldier as well as gold that has been hidden for 50 years. The men will have to come to terms with themselves as well as the lives they’ve lead.
Produced by John Kilik (Free State of Jones, The Hunger Games), Da 5 Bloods is looking to begin filming in South East Asia sometime this spring and Lee has already begun the process of assembling a cast. Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Giancarlo Esposito have entered into talks for two of the film’s four male leads. The studio has also expressed interest in talking with Don Cheadle about taking the role of a third member of the team. At the time of this article’s release, none of the actors have been confirmed to have joined the film.
Lee had previously been reported to be working on Sony’s Nightwatch, but it appears that production on that film may have been delayed. Lee’s BlacKkKlansman won the Grand Prix after being screened at the Cannes Film Festival, was named one of 2018’s top ten films by the American Film Institute and was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture in the drama category.
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