Spike Lee to Reprise His Role as "Mookie" in New Film Red Hook Summer

The director is bringing back this familiar face for his next project.

Posted: 07/12/2011 12:00 AM EDT
Filed Under Spike Lee

Spike Lee’s cooking up a new joint that will reportedly feature “Mookie,” the Brooklyn pizza delivery man who was a key figure in his 1989 film Do the Right Thing.


The director announced a new project was in the works via his Twitter page on July 11:

“Wake Up. I been up since 430 am. On the way to the set of THE NEW SPIKE LEE JOINT. Today is 1st Day of Shooting."

reports that the new film Lee alluded to is Red Hook Summer, which the site says is about an “adult from Atlanta who comes and spends the summer in [the] Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York.”


Spike hasn’t stepped in front of the camera since 1999′s Summer of Sam. Are you excited to see him bring back his old character from the block?


(Photo: Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection)

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