The upcoming American war film directed by Spike Lee stars Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Chadwick Boseman and Jonathan Majors. It will be scrutinised by awards insiders as it has been spoken of as a potential Academy Awards contender.
Da 5 Bloods is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2020, by Netflix.
It is one of several from the Netflix stable that could vie for awards in the upcoming season, and will be eligible for Oscars since the Academy tweaked its rules amid the coronavirus pandemic to allow members to consider films that cannot open theatrically and go out digitally first.
Netflix has in the last few years opened its awards contenders in theatres in order to qualify for awards consideration.
Da 5 Bloods drama is about four black Vietnam War veterans who return to southeast Asia to put the memory of their late unit leader to rest and recover a stash of gold.
Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee shared the adapted screenplay Academy Award for BlacKkKlansman in 2019.
Netflix’s awards season war chest includes George Clooney’s sci-fi drama Good Morning, Midnight, and a drama starring Sandra Bullock that Nora Fingscheidt directs and is based on the ITV series Unforgiven. David Fincher’s Citizen Kane drama Mank and Ron Howard’s Appalachian drama Hillbilly Elegy.