Spike Lee Casts Two ‘The Wire’ Alums for Netflix Drama ‘Da 5 Bloods’

/Film | 3/13/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloods has just added two The Wire alums to its star-studded cast. Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of the Netflix Vietnam War film, which already stars Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman. Joining them in the Da 5 Bloods cast are Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen.

Collider reports that Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest Netflix collaboration which follows a group of Vietnam War veterans who return to the jungle to find the remains of their fallen squad leader. Peters, Whitlock and Norm Lewis are expected to play three of the four leads, alongside the already-cast Delroy Lindo (Gone in 60 Seconds) who has frequently worked with Lee.

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Peters and Whitlock Jr. have worked together before on the acclaimed crime drama The Wire, and both have experienced fruitful roles on the big and small screen — Peters most recently appearing in the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Whitlock Jr. making a turn in Lee’s acclaimed BlacKkKlansman. Both Peters and Whitlock Jr. are about 10 years older than Lewis, but all three of them should nail the grizzled war veteran roles perfectly.

Though Boseman was reported to be the star last month, it seems his role will mostly be offscreen — the Black Panther actor...
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