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Spike Lee’s poetical musical, Chi-Raq has released a colourful poster and angry yet affecting trailer.

Spike Lee returns as director and producer with Chi-Raq, a satirical musical drama film written by Lee and Kevin Willmott.

CHI-RAQ stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. It’s also the first film to be produced by Amazon Studios.

Set in Chicago, the film is a satire that focuses on the gang violence prevalent in neighborhoods on the city’s south side, particularly the Englewood neighborhood. The story is based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata; a Classical Greek comedy play in which women withhold sex from their husbands as punishment for fighting in the Peloponnesian War.

Chi-Raq is released in the UK & Ireland December 2nd.

 

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