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Netflix Sets Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods' for 2020 Release

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The film centers on a troupe of Vietnam vets returning to the battlefield in search of their fallen squad leader.

Netflix has unveiled a sliver of its 21 original films slated for release in 2020.

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On Twitter Friday morning, the streamer shared the titles and synopsises of six films hitting the small screen this year. And Spike Lee's upcoming feature Da 5 Bloods is top of their ranks. Announced early last year, Da 5 Bloods stars Chadwick Boseman, Norm Lewis, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, and Paul Walter Hauser. According to a brief plot breakdown, the film will center on four Vietnam vets returning to the battlefield to find their fallen squad leader and test a myth of buried treasure. A precise date has yet to be revealed, but that shouldn't be too far down the line now.

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Da 5 Bloods will follow Lee's The BlackKklansman, which took home an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Academy Awards (the first of Lee's career.) On deck, Lee's preparing a hip-hop retelling of Romeo & Juliet set in 1980s Brooklyn, tentatively titled, Prince of Cats.