PÃ¤Ã¤kkÃ¶nen, Hauser, and Whitlock Jr. all also starred in Lee’s last film, BlacKkKlansman, which won Lee an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Here’s the official logline for the movie:
From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a new joint: the story of four African American vets who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes battle forces of man and nature – while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.
Kevin Willmott (Chi-Raq, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America), who was another one of the writers who won an Oscar for writing BlacKkKlansman, penned the screenplay for Da 5 Bloods with Lee from an earlier draft written by Paul De Meo and Danny Bilson (The Rocketeer, The Flash ). Matthew Billingsly also did a rewrite on the script.
Lee also produces along with Lloyd Levin (Hellboy franchise, Watchmen), Beatriz Levin, and Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games franchise, Inside Man).
The cinematographer is Newton Thomas Sigel (Bohemian Rhapsody, Drive).
Da 5 Bloods is the fourth time that Lee has worked with Netflix, following She’s Gotta Have It, the one-man show Rodney King, and the upcoming See You Yesterday.