Chadwick Boseman Teams Up with Spike Lee for Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods

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Sources expect production to begin as early as next month once Lee's Oscar campaign on "BlacKkKlansman" has officially wrapped up. The story revolves around Vietnam veterans going back to the jungle to find their lost innocence and put their broken selves back together, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'To quote my brother Jay-Z from Da People's Republic of Brooklyn "On to Da Next One,"' Lee said in a statement. Boseman joins Delroy Lindo, who previously worked with Lee on Clockers, Crooklyn and Malcolm X; and Jean Reno in the film.

During a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" discussing his film "BlacKkKlansman", director Spike Lee called Christopher Columbus a "terrorist".

Lee was wearing a black hat and a hooded sweatshirt, both emblazoned with "1619", the year which he said "the first slaves were brought to this country, Jamestown, Virginia".

The filmmaker's return to Netflix comes in the midst of a career renaissance with BlacKkKlansman, which earned him his first Oscar nomination for Best Director.

Speaking of box office success, Boseman is coming off of Black Panther, which grossed $700 million stateside en route to becoming the third-highest grossing domestic release of all time.

In addition to directing and co-writing, Lee will also produce Da 5 Bloods with Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin and Jon Kilik.

Boseman is also in the Oscar conversation this year, starring in fellow Best Picture nominee "Black Panther". The Marvel star who made his name playing Jackie Robinson and James Brown will soon be seen in Avengers: Endgame and the STX thriller 17 Bridges.