Spike Lee Sets Vietnam Veteran Drama as Next Film at Netflix, Chadwick Boseman Eyed to Join (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 2/12/2019 | Justin Kroll
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Spike Lee has tapped Chadwick Boseman to join the ensemble of his next film, “Da 5 Bloods.”

Netflix is in talks to distribute the movie, with Delroy Lindo and Jean Reno also in negotiations to star.

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Lee will also write the film with Kevin Willmott, based on an original screenplay by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo, and rewrite by Matthew Billingsly. Lee will also produce with Beatriz Levin & Lloyd Levin, and Jon Kilik.

The film follows Vietnam veterans who return to the jungle to find their lost innocence.

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“To quote my brother Jay-Z from Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn ‘On to Da Next One,'” Lee said.

Sources expect production to begin as early as next month once Lee’s Oscar campaign on “BlacKkKlansman” has officially wrapped up. “Da 5 Bloods” would mark Lee’s first directing gig for Netflix as the streaming giant continues to draw high-profile talent. He also executive produces their TV adaptation of...
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