Netflix Sets Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods' for 2020 Release
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.
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.
DA 5 BLOODS: The latest Spike Lee joint follows four African American vets who return to Vietnam, searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser, Norm Lewis, Delroy Lindo, and Jonathan Majors star.
— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 3, 2020
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.