Spike Lee becomes the latest high profile filmmaker to join forces with Netflix with his new feature expected to debut on the platform June 12th. Da 5 Bloods, an alternative Vietnam war epic follows the director’s previous collaboration with the streaming giant, the television adaptation of his hit film She’s Gotta Have It. For Da 5 Bloods, Lee gathers an impressive ensemble cast including: Chadwick Boseman, Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, and Jean Reno. Check out the full synopsis below:
“From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.”
Lee has been on something of a roll of late with his last feature BlacKkKlansman winning the Grand Prix at Cannes 2018 and also becoming one of his highest grossing films.
Watch the trailer for Da 5 Bloods above.