Da 5 Bloods Almost Had Actor Samuel Jackson and Denzel Washington in The Lead Roles
Spike Lee’s new movie, Da 5 Bloods, has come at a time of great impact and the movie has been met with critical acclaim.
Featuring an all-star cast, it has now come out that Da 5 Bloods was almost led by some even bigger names from the Hollywood industry, with actor and previous Lee collaborator, Giancarlo Esposito revealing that he had originally been set to star in the movie, alongside none other than the best Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, and Denzel Washington’s real-life son John David Washington.
Despite the movie’s amazing cast, and with the performances being universally praised, particularly that of Delroy Lindo, there are sure to be many who cannot help but feel a twinge of disappointment at not seeing Spike Lee direct Jackson and the Washington family in Da 5 Bloods.
The combination of these actors would have most likely resulted in a lot more hype for the movie, and along with the Vietnam war based storyline and direction of Spike Lee, would have led to much love come awards soon.
Some famous actors like Giancarlo, have already worked with Lee before, with Jackson having appeared in the likes of Do The Right Thing and Jungle Fever, Denzel Washington has starred in such Lee directed movies like Malcolm X and many others.
Da 5 Bloods movie is the latest venture from Academy Award Winner Spike Lee who had also produced movies alongside Jon Kilik, Beatriz Levin, and Lloyd Levin.
The storyline of the movie follows four African-American Vets, Paul, Otis Eddie, and Melvin, who returns to Vietnam.
Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the promise of the buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son, battles the forces of man and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immortality of The Vietnam War.