The film will star a slew of celebrities, including Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Wesley Snipes, LaLa Anthony and Survivor’s Remorse” star Teyonah Paris will also star in the film.
Spike Lee’s new flick will be an update on Aristophanes’ anti-war comedy “Lysistrata.” The comedy is about the women of Athens who stop having sex with their husbands in an effort to bring the devastating Peloponnesian War to an end. Well, Lee will tell the story with a Chi-town twist.
Set in the modern day south Chicago Urban war zone nicknamed Chi-Raq (as in “Iraq”) the story sees a group of women organize against the on-going violence after the murder of a child by a stray bullet, by withholding sexual access to the point that even strippers refuse to work. What follows challenges the nature of sex, race and violence in America and the world.
********** Chi-Raq In In Theaters December 4 ***********