Spike Lee is quickly moving onto his next project. After breaking his Oscar drought 21-years after his first film, Lee is developing a movie surrounding the Vietnam war titled ‘Da 5 Bloods’. Black Panthers’ Chadwick Boseman is set to star and now, they’ve rounded out the main cast.
The Wire alums Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. have joined the cast of Spike Lee‘s next film Da 5 Bloods along with Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen, Collider has learned.
Peter and Whitlock Jr. will be joined by Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen. Lewis, Peters and Whitlock will reportedly play three of the movie’s four leads, the group of friends who return to Vietnam years after their tours of duty, alongside Lindo.
Netflix is fully supporting and backing this film, making it the 2nd project that Spike Lee and the streaming service will be collaborating on.
After the success of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ there’s no surprise that Netflix is nabbing one of the best and hottest directors in the world.
Here is a small synopsis on what the film will be about:
Da 5 Bloods follows a four African-American veterans who return to Vietnam to search for the remains of their fallen squad leader (Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure. Our heroes battle forces of man and nature as they’re confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.