The film is period drama titled K Troop and tells the story of the elite US Army group tasked with eliminating the white supremacist group in the 1870s. Hollywood Reporter notes that Levitt will play Major Lewis Merrill, the leader of the division, who built “a sprawling network of informants, including a number of local African-Americans, who risked their lives to piece together the secretive workings of the KKK.”

However noble may be Amazon’s intentions in making this movie, K Troop is bound to generate some controversy. Ku Klux Klan has already been at loggerheads with the online hacktivist group, Anonymous. It also made headlines following remarks from presidential candidate Donald Trump. ?

Maybe Amazon’s decision to make a movie is purely commercial and comes on the back of polarisation happening in United States in the runup to the presidential elections.