If an actor’s resume throughout their entire career included Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, the Coens, Terry Gilliam, Leos Carax, and Rian Johnson, it’d be one of the most impressive in filmmaking. For Adam Driver, he’s managed to work with all of these directors in just the last five years. He’s now collaborating with another one of the greats, Spike Lee, for a KKK crime thriller.
According to Deadline, Driver has joined John David Washington (Ballers), and Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming) in Black Klansman, which follows black police detective Ron Stallworth in Colorado Springs who went undercover in the KKK. Driver plays a fellow undercover police offer, named Flip, who is known to be a perfectionist and anti-social.
With Lee at the helm — whose vital, urgent Chi-Raq was one of 2015’s best films — and the producing backing of Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, and distribution from Focus Features, this is shaping up to be a stellar project. Lee’s next project is his return to the world of She’s Gotta Have It with his Netflix series. Ahead of a Thanksgiving debut, check out a new trailer below.