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Spike Lee — Bearded, Smiling — Announces New Film, “Da 5 Bloods,” Coming June 12th to Streaming: “Yes! Yes! It’s Coming Out”


Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” starring Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser, Norm Lewis, Delroy Lindo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jonathan Majors, comes to Netflix on June 12th. Spike announced it this morning on Twitter. He’s got a full beard and he’s grinning like the Cheshire cat. Maybe it’s because this one looks like the One, and it will be eligible for Oscars thanks to the pandemic (new streaming rules for this year).

“Da 5 Bloods” is written by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo with adaptions by Lee and Kevin Wilmott. According to Wikipedia: “Four African American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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