It’s taken a while to get to the UK and in less than 3 weeks Spike Lee‘s Chi-raq will get it’s UK cinema release and Vertigo Releasing send us over the UK Trailer. The ladies of Chicago go on strike but no ordinary strike, a ‘sex strike’, to stop their men killing each other. Did it work? Check out the trailer…
The movie marks Amazon Studios first foray into movie production and sends a message to their biggest rival,Amazon mean business too. When the movie had a Film Festival run in the USA which caused an uproar Especially in the city of Chicago as the movie’s title is the nickname given to the city. All due to the fact the city’s death toll is now worse than the death toll of American soldiers in Iraq!Land of pain, misery and strife, all to the bang bang!
Chi-raq is a satirical musical drama film directed and produced by Spike Lee and co-written by Lee and Kevin Willmott.Set in Chicago, the film is a satire that focuses on the gang violence prevalent in neighbourhoods on the city’s south side, particularly the Englewood neighbourhood. 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 stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson.The movie is arriving in the UK and Irish cinemas and digital download from 2nd December.