Roadside Attractions debuted the trailer for Chi-Raq, an upcoming film directed by Spike Lee and written by Lee and Kevin Willmott.
Based on Lysistrata, a Greek comedy by Aristophanes.
It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Angela Bassett, John Cusack.
“Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes.
After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.”
Chi-Raq opens in theaters on December 4, 2015.
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