Spike Lee and Denzel Washington are set to collaborate once again, nearly 20 years after their last joint project.
Apple Original Films is co-financing the film adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's "High and Low," with A24 handling the theatrical release before it streams on Apple TV+.
This marks the first collaboration between Lee and Washington since 2006's "Inside Man." Their previous notable films include "Mo' Better Blues," "Malcolm X," and "He Got Game."
Kurosawa's 1963 thriller "High and Low," originally adapted from Ed McBain's novel "King's Ransom," explores class dynamics and follows a wealthy industrialist targeted by kidnappers.
Filming for the project is set to commence in March, bringing the acclaimed duo back together on the big screen.
Denzel Washington received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of civil rights activist Malcolm X in Lee's 1992 biographical drama "Malcolm X."
The last film from Lee and Washington, the 2006 crime drama "Inside Man," featured a star-studded cast including Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, and Willem Dafoe, grossing
$186 million globally.
“Inside Man" also earned Spike Lee an NAACP Image Award for outstanding directing in a comedy/drama feature film or television movie.
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