In between his stints as Kylo Ren, Adam Driver has joined some interesting smaller projects. Now, he will hop on board Spike Lee’s Black Klansman, what sounds like a wild true-life drama.
According to the report at Deadline, Driver will play a Jewish police officer named Flip “who is the best of the Colorado Springs police force. He’s already had many years of experience and is a quick study. He is known on the force for being anti-social, and he’s a perfectionist, critical of others’ mistakes, but brave and dedicated.”
Black Klansman is being produced by Jordan Peele and Jason Blum, and is one of the most stark cases of the truth being stranger than fiction. Here’s a refresher:
Black Klansman tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a detective in Colorado Springs, Colo., who in 1978 answered an ad in the local newspaper seeking new Klan members. He not only gained membership, but rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter. Stallworth, who is black, was able to gather all sorts of intelligence by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone or via other forms of correspondence but sent a white fellow officer in his place for any in-person meetings. During his undercover work, Stallworth managed to sabotage several cross-burnings and other activities of the notorious hate group.
John David Washington, the son of Denzel, will play the lead role in Black Klansman. We don’t have a release date yet, so stay tuned for the latest.