It is a big night for Spike Lee! He just took home Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars for “BlacKkKlansman” and competed for Best Director and Best Picture.
“Extra’s” Mario Lopez caught up with Lee with his wife Tonya on the red carpet ahead of the big show. Spike dished on his next project, “I’m on a plane tomorrow morning to Thailand… to do a movie… a Vietnam film.”
He went on, “It’s called ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ it’s about African American Vietnam Vets going back to Vietnam today to find the remains of their squad leader… starring Chadwick Boseman.”
As for why he thinks the film “BlacKkKlansman” resonated with audiences he said, “It’s a crazy world we live in and the stars just aligned to address the common of the crazy world we live in and the guy in the white house and his cronies.”
Mario asked about his feeling regarding the latest news regarding R.Kelly and Jussie Smollett. He responded, “Not a good look, not a good look and I will leave it at that.”