Spike Lee’s films have flown under the radar lately, but if first glimpses are anything to go by, his latest release could put him back on the map.
Behold, the first trailer for Chiraq – a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, set in the violence-plagued streets of Chicago. The film follows a group of women led by Lysistrata who organise to end gang violence in the city’s Southside. A top-notch roster of actors join Lee, including Nick Cannon, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Dave Chappelle, Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett.
Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate are teaming up with Amazon to make the film available in a limited release on December 4, followed by a release on Amazon Instant Video. Watch the trailer here.