John David Washington is set to star in Black Klansman, a Spike Lee and Jordan Peele collaboration about a Black detective who infiltrated the KKK. Iconic writer/director/producer Spike Lee has a long history of innovation in film, experimenting with both visual and narrative style, as well as exploring racial, political, and social themes often neglected in mainstream movies. He first gained notice in the ’80s with films like She’s Gotta Have It and Do the Right Thing, and has collected 75 total directorial credits in film, TV, and documentaries since then.

He has collaborated with Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington five times, including biographical film Malcolm X and heist drama Inside Man, ...

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