Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Famed director Spike Lee is back and this time he is taking on the gang violence of Chicago in a new musical comedy titled, Chi-Raq.

According to the film’s websiteChi-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.

The film stars Survivor’s Remorse star Teyonah Parris along with an all-star casting including Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Check out the trailer below. Chi-Raq opens in theaters December 4!

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