Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far

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Coming to Netflix this June is the highly anticipated war-film, Da 5 Bloods. We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about Da 5 Bloods, including the plot, cast, and Netflix release date.

Da 5 Bloods is an upcoming Netflix Original war-film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee. The feature is the first Netflix Original for the veteran director. Lee co-wrote the feature with Paul De Meo, Danny Bilson, and Kevin Willmott.

When is the Netflix release date for Da 5 Bloods?

Da 5 Bloods will be released globally on Netflix on Friday, 12th of June, 2020.

The Original will be available to stream on all 4K devices for members with a premium subscription, and an internet connection that can maintain 25mbps download speed.

What is the run time of Da 5 Bloods?

The war-drama will have a very long run time of 154 minutes.

Da 5 Bloods has been given an R rating, for UK audiences this will be a 15.

What is the plot of Da 5 Bloods?

Years after the end of the Vietnam War, four veterans return to the country to search for their fallen squad leader, and long-rumored buried treasure. The four men must battle nature, humanity and the long-lasting consequences of the Vietnam war.

Who are the cast members of Da 5 Bloods?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Da 5 Bloods:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Paul Delroy Lindo Get Shorty | The Core | Malcolm X
Eddie Norm Lewis Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt | Scandal | Sex and the City 2
Otis Clarke Peters The Wire | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | John Wick
Melvin Isiah Whitlock Jr. Cedar Rapids | BlacKkKlansman | 25th Hour
TBA Chadwick Boseman Black Panther | 42 | Avengers: Infinity War
David Jonathan Majors Lovecraft Country | The Last Black Man in San Francisco | White Boy Rick
Simon Paul Walter Hauser I, Tonya | BlacKkKlansman | Late Night
TBA Jean Reno Leon | The Big Blue | Ronin
TBA Mélanie Thierry The Zero Theorem | Babylon A.D. | A Perfect Day
Larry Thorne Jasper Pääkkönen BlacKkKlansman | Vikings | Heart of a Lion
Hanoi Hannah Veronica Ngo Bright | The Rebel | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
TBA Giancarlo Esposito Breaking Bad | The Usual Suspects | Better Call Saul

Alternative casting choices

Prior to the announcement of the cast above, the following cast members were considered for lead roles:

  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Don Cheadle

Giancarlo Esposito has since been cast, but it’s unclear what role he has received and whether or not it is a lead or supporting.

Is Da 5 Bloods based on a true story?

The screenplay, written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Spike Lee, and Kevin Will is a fictional story loosely based on real-life events, such as the Vietnam War itself.

The film does feature real historical characters, such as Hanoi Hannah and Larry Thorne.

When and where was Da 5 Bloods filmed?

Principal Photography began on Da 5 Bloods on March 23rd, 2019. Filming took place throughout various different locations in Vietnam and Thailand.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.