Amazon is making a KKK film led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Amazon is making a KKK movie led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Amazon’s push for unique content material has seen it increase past TV exhibits and into films. The corporate plans to launch 12 movies a yr, which has caught the eye of a few of Hollywood’s largest skills, together with Spike Lee and Woody Allen. The Hollywood Reporter studies that for its subsequent venture, Amazon has signed Inception and Looper actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who will probably produce and star in a brand new film charting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.

The movie is interval drama titled Okay Troop, which is about within the submit-Civil Struggle interval and tells the story of the eponymous elite US Military group tasked with eliminating the white supremacist group within the 1870s. It is reported that Levitt will play Main Lewis Merrill, the chief of the division, who constructed “a sprawling community of informants, together with quite a few native African-People, who risked their lives to piece collectively the secretive workings of the KKK.”

The film comes after Nat Turner biopic Delivery of a Nation wowed audiences at Sundance final month, inspiring a bidding conflict between Fox and Netflix (Fox ultimately gained, signing a document $17.5 million distribution deal). The Ku Klux Klan has additionally just lately made the headlines following remarks from presidential candidate Donald Trump. ‚ÄčThe challenge continues to be in quest of a screenwriter, so there isn’t any phrase but on when the movie will probably be launched.

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