Monday, September 19, 2011

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Coming in 2012

Spike Lee Plans A 2012 Release Date For Red Hook Summer

Spike Lee via Twitter September 16, 2011
Sean O'Connell-CinemaBlend

Spike Lee has announced via his Twitter feed that his next film, a “joint” titled Red Hook Summer, will reach theaters in summer 2012. And then, to put to rest any doubts, the director stood in front of a giant sign with the moniker and the tagline “Burning Up Da Summer 2012.” So, what do we know about Red Hook? Lee directs from his own screenplay about an Atlanta resident who spends a memorable summer in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. The filmmaker also plans to revive his character of Mookie from his seminal, Oscar-nominated work Do the Right Thing, which came out in 1989.

Lee will be joined in the cast by Clarke Peters (pictured left) of HBO’s The Wire, Samantha Ivers, and Limary Agosto, playing a character named Lourdes. It sounds like Red Hook could mark Lee’s welcome return to the Brooklyn-drenched storytelling that defined the first act of his prolific directing career. Lately, he has drifted to other territories in search of inspiration, heading overseas for a war picture (Miracle at St. Anna), spending several months in Louisiana documenting the impact of Hurricane Katrina, and filming a recent pilot for a Mike Tyson-inspired cable pilot called Da Brick. (Read all of our posts about Da Brick here )

It’s also believed that Lee will move from Red Hook right into the anticipated remake of Chan-wook Park’s 2003 masterpiece, Oldboy, with Josh Brolin in the lead role of a man trying to figure out who imprisoned him for 15 years. (Read all of our posts about OldBoy here )

From left to right: Nate Parker, Samantha Ivers, Limary Agosto and Heather Simms
According to the cast will also include Nate Parker, Turron Kofi Alleyne, Samantha Ivers, Limary Agosto, Heather Simms, and Kalon Jackson.

From left to right: Turron Kofi Alleyne and Kalon Jackson
Cool Black's Mad Commentary: I must say that since Spike is being super secretive about this film that all of these details are subject to change.

External Link- 
You can check out the Red HookSummer IMDb page here

APRIL 2012 
Footage and Behind The Scenes clips of Red Hook Summer

JUNE 2012
OFFICIAL Red Hook Summer poster

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