New Poster, New Trailer, and New Clip From Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’

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New Poster, New Trailer, and New Clip From Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’
Posted by Wilson Morales

November 24, 2015

Chi-Raq Poster 3

Amazon Studios has release a new poster, a new trailer, and a new clip from Spike Lee’s next film, Chi-Raq, which will hit theaters on December 4 as the first-ever Amazon Original Movie produced. Following its Oscar qualifying run in December, the movie, in conjunction with Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, would officially open after the new year.

The film stars Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Dave Chappelle, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Written by Lee and writer/director Kevin Willmott, and directed by Lee, Chi-Raq will shed light on the serious, but often overlooked issue of violence in inner city Chicago.

Chi-Raq 1 Teyonah Parris

Beautiful LYSISTRATA (Teyonah Parris) is in love with aspiring Rapper DEMTRIUS “CHI-RAQ” DUPREE (Nick Cannon), but she is disturbed by the bloody warbetween his Spartan gang and the rival Trojans, led by CYCLOPS (Wesley Snipes). After Trojans set fire to her apartment while she’s in bed with Chi-Raq(pronounced Shy-RACK), Lysistrata moves in with her neighbor MISS HELEN (Angela Bassett), a book-loving Peace activist who lost her daughter years beforeto a stray bullet.

Chi-Raq 2 Nick Cannon

When Patti, an 11-year-old neighborhood girl, is accidentally killed in a drive-by shooting, her grieving mother IRENE (Jennifer Hudson) pleads with anyonewho witnessed the crime to come forward. But even after a reward is offered by a local Church congregation led by fiery anti-gun-violence activist FR. MIKECORRIDAN (John Cusack), no one is willing to identify the killer.

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Shaken by Patti’s death and desperate to do something to stop the escalating bloodshed, Lysistrata persuades Spartan and Trojan women to swear off sex withtheir men until the fighting stops. To draw more attention to their cause, she leads the women in a bold occupation of a local armory, inspiring womenacross the city-and eventually the world-to join the boycott. As the ultimate battle of the sexes rages on, the city’s fate hangs in the balance in thissearing satire of gun violence in America.

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Clip – All Hold Out

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