First Trailer for Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' Featuring Samuel L. Jackson
"Welcome to Chi-Raq! Land of pain, misery and strife." Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions have debuted the official trailer for Chi-Raq, the new Spike Lee Joint that's hitting limited theaters this fall. Samuel L. Jackson narrates and introduces this film, and the full ensemble cast features Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Anya Engel-Adams, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and Dave Chappelle. It's described as a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes, but it's actually a look at the violence and murders in Chicago, and how the people can fight back together.
A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world. Chi-Raq is directed by provocative American filmmaker Spike Lee, of Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Oldboy, Red Hook Summer, Miracle at St. Anna, and Lovers & Haters most recently. The screenplay is by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott. Amazon Studios + Roadside Attractions will release Spike Lee's Chi-Raq starting December 4th this fall.