With everyone alternating between stuck at home and taking to the streets to protest racial injustice, a new Spike Lee film debuting on Netflix of all places feels like the type of cosmic kismet you just can’t plan. But Da 5 Bloods is here, it’s happening, and its Oscar-winning director took to social media to reveal a gorgeous new poster ahead of the movie’s June 12 premiere.
Co-written with Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, and Kevin Wilmott, Da 5 Bloods follows a quartet of African-American veterans who return to Vietnam in search of their fallen Squad Leader’s remains (and the treasure he may have buried along with him). The film is led by Delroy Lindo (The Good Fight), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Norm Lewis (Mrs. America), and Isiah Whitlock Jr (BlackKklansman). Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) is set to play the late Squad Leader, Norman.
Check out the new poster below, followed by a few more of the film’s posters. Da 5 Bloods debuts on Netflix Friday, June 12. For more on the film, here is the full trailer.
Now Our Fight Is For Social Justice Plus Too Many Issues To List At This Moment In Time And Space. DA 5 BLOODS Streams On Netflix In Da Year Of Our Lawd 2020 June 12th. YA-DIG❓SHO-NUFF. And Dat’s Da “BLACK LIVES MATTER”,TRUTH,RUTH.💜💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/3tcvYPlI10
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLeeJoint) June 4, 2020
Here is the official synopsis for Da 5 Bloods:
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.