Terence Blanchard has begun recording his score for the upcoming crime drama Black Klansman. The film is directed by Spike Lee and stars John David Washington, Topher Grace, Adam Driver, Jasper Paakkonen, Laura Harrier and Corey Hawkins. The movie is based on Ron Stallworth’s autobiography and tells the story of a police detective who dared to challenge the Ku Klux Klan and thwart its attempts to take over Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lee is also producing the Monkeypaw, QC Entertainment and Blumhouse production with Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko), Raymond Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) and Jordan Peele (Get Out). Blanchard has previously scored most of Lee’s features, including Malcolm X, Inside Man, 25th Hour and most recently, Chi-Raq. The composer is recording his score at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios. Black Klansman is expected to be released later this year by Focus Features.

  1. Robert Levinson says:

    Just saw black klansman and wondered why Terence used some “Inside Man” music at the end? Was it to make an homage to having two Washington’s in a Lee movie? Also noticed the “rolling camera” ending like the hostage death scene in “Inside Man”. I enjoyed the movie tremendously as a movie lover, musician,, and as a Jew. I think everyone involved did a tremendous job!

    Robert Levinson