Spike Lee is right now finishing up shooting “Inside Man 2” with Denzel Washington and Clive Owen.
But come this summer, residents of Brooklyn may find Lee’s crew setting up shop in their neighborhoods.
The word is that Spike will roll into one of his own films, tentatively titled “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson.”
I’m told he’s already lined up Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, Julianne Moore, and Rosie Perez.
“It’s a huge cast,” says a source, “and it’s all about the gentrification of Brooklyn.”
More names are soon to be announced, with more Lee regulars expected to be included. Some of them could be Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington, who were in a lesser Lee film called “She Hate Me.” They deserve a second chance!
About that title: Spike did put on a Michael Jackson birthday extravaganza last summer in Prospect Park called “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson.” He may be using this title temporarily. We’ll see how it all plays out.
If this film is anything like “Crooklyn,” a Lee favorite of mine, that means a lot of good music. Maybe Spike should call it “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.”