Spike Lee’s new film, “Da 5 Bloods” adds more talented faces to the cast.
According to a report from Collider, Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr have joined the roster. Both are famous for their roles in the hit HBO series “The Wire,” and both have also worked with Lee before. Peters and Whitlock Jr., appeared in “Red Hook Summer,” and Whitlock Jr. recently appeared in the Oscar-winning “BlacKkKlansman.”
Netflix is on board as producer of “Da 5 Bloods” and will be their fourth collaboration with Lee. He previously wrote and directed the television series “She’s Gotta Have It,” which is due for a second season. He also directed “Rodney King,” a one-man play based on the story of King. His third project with the streaming company is “See You Yesterday,” a time-travel feature currently in post-production.
Other announced cast members include Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry, and Jasper Pääkkönen. They are joined by Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and Paul Walter Hauser.
The premise of the film follows four African-American veterans who return to Vietnam to find the remains of their fallen leader, played by Boseman. As they journey through the land where they once battled, they confront the horrors of the war.
It’s an intriguing premise, to say the least. More information is sure to be revealed soon as this project kicks into high-gear. Hopefully this film gets a theatrical release, since war films have a powerful effect on large screens. And Lee’s visual style is so cinematic and exciting that it too deserves to be seen on the big screen.
No release date has been announced yet.