DA 5 BLOODS trailer – Spike Lee’s latest takes on Vietnam War drama for Netflix

DA 5 BLOODS trailer – Spike Lee’s latest takes on Vietnam War drama for Netflix

The new Spike Lee movie focuses on some events in the Vietnam War, particularly the time period when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. DA 5 BLOODS follows four African-American veterans played by Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. who travel back to Vietnam in search of the body of their commanding officer during the war, played in flashback by Chadwick Boseman. There’s also some hidden gold treasure in the mix, and still dangers to contend with in their journey. The cast also includes Jonathan Majors, Van Veronica Ngo and Jean Reno, and the movie is set to premiere next month on Netflix. Lee’s last war movie was the WWII drama MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, which became a major box office flop in 2008 (earning less than $8 million on a $45 million budget. Perhaps this new one going to Netflix will help it find a wider audience. Also worthy of note, the screenplay is by Danny Bilson and the late Paul De Meo, who in recent years have done mostly video game scripting, but wrote THE ROCKETEER screenplay, and developed and wrote the original THE FLASH television series in the 1990s. Cool to see their names on another major motion picture.

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.

DA 5 BLOODS hits Netflix on June 12, 2020

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