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.

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

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom. Contact: [email protected]