Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods Cast Is Ready to Head to Vietnam to Film the Director's Netflix Movie
Spike Lee and Vietnam Vets plus a buried treasure make the Netflix bound Da 5 Bloods worth anticipating.
Spike Lee is directing Da 5 Bloods for Netflix, and with the cast now set, it is only a matter of time before production begins. Da 5 Bloods follows four African American Vietnam War Veterans who return to the country in order to find the remains of their fallen squad. But they’re also searching for a buried treasure, which will pit them against man and nature as they wrestle with the immorality of the Vietnam War.
Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, Matthew Billingsly, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee wrote the script for Da 5 Bloods, and Spike Lee is producing alongside Lloyd Levin (Hellboy), Beatriz Levin, and Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games). Kevin Willmott won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar alongside Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, and David Rabinowitz at the 2019 Academy Awards for BlacKkKlansman. Newton Thomas Sigel, who shot Bohemian Rhapsody and Drive, is cinematographer, and Jeremy Woolsey (Hidden Figures) handling art direction for Da 5 Bloods.
Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods Cast
Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno (Leon), Delroy Lindo, Giancarlo Esposito (The Usual Suspects), Jonathan Majors (Hostiles, Captive State), and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) star in Da 5 Bloods, along with the most recent additions to Da 5 Bloods Cast. They include Clarke Peters (“The Wire”, John Wick), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (from Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Cedar Rapids), Norm Lewis (Sex and the City 2), Mélanie Thierry (The Princess of Montpensier), and Jasper Pääkkönen (also from BlacKkKlansman, “Vikings”).
This is not the first time Spike Lee has worked with Netflix. The series “She’s Gotta Have It” he wrote and directed, and season two is currently in post-production. He’s also producing a time-travel movie, See You Yesterday, for the streaming giant.
A release date for Da 5 Bloods is not set, and considering how Netflix loves to keep everyone waiting to hear when high-profile directors films on their streaming platform will be available, such as Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman that only recently got a release date, don’t expect to hear any news soon. But, eventually, Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods will stream on Netflix, and just maybe make it to theaters. That is, if Netflix wants to get Spike Lee nominated for Best Director again — and potentially win this time as Alfonso Cuaron did for Netflix’s Roma.
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