Spike Lee’s movie Chi-raq has been talked about for some time now. It was a cause of controversy before it was even shot. Well the first official trailer has finally been released & we can begin to see what it’s all about.
From the beginning of the trailer Spike declares that Chicago is in a state of emergency. We can see narration by Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Nick Cannon being shown as a local rapper & Teyonah Parris as a Chicago woman leading a group of women in a sex strike until the violence ends, a storyline based on an old Greek comedy. The movie also stars Angela Bassett as a mother, La La Anthony, Jennifer Hudson, Wesley Snipes, John Cusack, & many more. It proves to be an interesting take on gun violence & gang culture in Chicago.
The movie will be out for release in select theatres December 4th. It will be available for streaming on Amazon shortly after. It will certainly be interesting & I’m sure those of us from Chicago will have a lot to say about it.
Check out the trailer for Chi-raq below: