Spike Lee & Barry Alexander Brown Team On “Son of the South” Film

Spike Lee. Photo by Jamie Simonds/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock (10100041bg)

BlacKkKlansman’s Spike Lee and Barry Alexander Brown are brining us a new civil rights drama titled Son of the South.

The feature written by Lee will be directed by his longtime collaborator Brown. Lee will also serve as an executive producer on the project. 

Son of the South is based on the Bob Zellner autobiography — The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. Zellner, an Alabama native and grandson of a Klansman, wrote about the events of the spring and summer of ’61 as a young white Southerner, who was inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. 

The two first collaborated on Lee’s first film, She’s Gotta Have It (1986). Their latest collaboration, the feature BlacKkKlansman is vying for six Oscar including Best Picture.