The trailer for Spike Lee’s CHI-RAQ has finally arrived. According to its YouTube description, the film is a “of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.”
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.
The film stars Nick Cannon (not at all sold on his gangsta character), Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, and Dave Chappelle. Also appearing on this movie are Teyonah Parris, Anya Engel-Adams, and long-time POD-favorite Eryn Allen Kane.
See the trailer above.