Spike Lee Makes Video For Prince’s Mary Don’t You Weep

[youtube id=”7tgMuagdEhc”]Spike Lee has used footage from his current film The Black KkKlansman to created an extended trailer with Prince’s version of “Mary Don’t You Weep.” The scenes from the movie about Ron Stallworth’s infiltration into the KKK as a Black detective with Prince’s music takes a somber turn because of his 2016 passing. The comedy of the film ultimately gets buried and the mourning of his death is underscored by a photo of him and Lee together at a basketball game posted at the end of the trailer. 

Watch: Spike Lee’s The BlacKkKlansman Official Trailer

[youtube id=”KvQrwzoK3hE”]The trailer for Spike Lee’s The Black KkKlansman features John David Washington in his role as detective Ron Stallworth who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan as a Black man. The movie is based on the book Black Klansman Stallworth wrote detailing his experiences as the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. It is a comedy-drama and the trailer’s funniest scene is when Washington reenacts Stallworth’s initial phone call to KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Monday night and received a six-minute standing ovation. Critics are calling Lee’s new film his best in a long time. The Black KkKlansman opens in theaters August 10th.