ATLANTA–John David Washington ran the ball like no one else at Morehouse College. The former running back holds the school’s single-game (242 yards) and career (3,699 yards) rushing records. This past weekend the former baller turned actor rushed into the top five of the weekend box office with his starring role in “BlacKkKlansman.”
Filmmaker Spike Lee, who who also graduated from Morehouse College, opens up about his new film, Blackkklansman, and why he offered the leading role to John David Washington without an audition.
You can’t make this stuff up
“Spike did a masterful job of telling my story and weaving the historical connections between the Confederacy, Charlottesville, David Duke and Donald Trump,” Stallworth said. “I hope this movie ignites conversation and stimulates discussion and dialogue. There was powerful statement in his rendition of what I wrote.”
But there is also power in what Stallworth wrote.
The story is almost improbable.