Controversially funded via Kickstarter and based on Bill Gunn’s 1973 cult fave GANJA & HESS, Spike Lee’s DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS has inspired a lot of curiosity, some of which will be sated now that the first trailer has come to light. See it after the jump.
Set to debut in theaters and on VOD February 13 from Gravitas Ventures, DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS is described as “a new kind of love story, one that centers on an addiction to blood that once doomed a long-forgotten ancient African tribe. When Dr. Hess Green [Stephen Tyrone Williams] is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator, Lafayette Hightower [Elvis Nolasco], he is uncontrollably drawn into a newfound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul. He, however, is not a vampire. Lafayette quickly succumbs to the ravenous nature of the infliction but leaves Hess a transformed man. Soon Lafayette’s wife, Ganja Hightower [Zaraah Abrahams], comes looking for her husband and becomes involved in a dangerous romance with Hess that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society.”
Rami Malek, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Joie Lee, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and Jeni Perillo also star in DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, which was produced by Lee and GANJA & HESS producer Chiz Schultz. See the movie’s Facebook page here.
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