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Watch the Trailer for Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

Exploring gang violence in Chicago.

Approaching its theatrical release, Spike Lee has shared the trailer for his latest film project, Chiraq. While being loosely based on the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, where women agree to withhold sex from husbands and boyfriends until peace in the city is negotiated, the piece explores gang violence in Chicago. Despite previous reports, Kanye West won’t appear in the project; the famed director secured names like Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Nick Cannon, Dave Chappelle, the rapper Sasha Go Hard, and John Cusack. The main character, Lysistrata, is portrayed by Teyonah Paris. Chiraq will see limited release on December 4.

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