Trailer: Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

Courtesy of Amazon Studios

We get our first look at Spike Lee’s latest film, Chi-Raq.

The film tells a story of women joining together in a vow of celibacy until the violence in Chicago stops. It’s an interesting plot to say the least. What’s even more interesting is Spike Lee teaming up with Amazon for an instant video release. A big name director with big name actors in a straight to video release could be a game changer – it all depends on how audiences respond to Chi-Raq.

Here’s the brief synopsis via IMDB:

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

ChiRaq poster

Check out the trailer below.

Chi-Raq stars Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris (Dear White People, Survivor’s Remorse), Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Felicia Pearson (The Wire), Samuel L Jackson, La La Anthony, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Harris, Dave Chappelle, and John Cusack,