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Spike Lee premieres the trailer for CHI-RAQ — watch

on November 03, 2015, 2:43pm

The latest Spike Lee joint is called CHI-RAQ, a modern day re-imagining of the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata set in inner-city Chicago. The film, which marks the first production from Amazon Original Movies, will premiere in theaters and online on December 4th. In anticipation, the first trailer has been released. Watch below.

“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,” reads the official plot synopsis.

The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Jennifer HudsonDave Chappelle, and John Cusack, among others.