Pass The Popcorn: Watch The Official Trailer For The New Spike Lee Joint 'Chi-Raq'
The world has been teeming with excitement over the new Spike Lee joint Chi-Raq to hit theaters. And that was before we had the opportunity to lay our eyes on even the trailer for the film. But with its December 4th premiere date now locked-in and a cast that is star-studded to say the least, we now finally have the official trailer for Uncle Spike’s new piece and it’s every bit as glorious as we’d hoped it to be. Teyonah Parris emerges as heroine, Lysistrata, who devises a plan to keep the The Windy City from killing itself off by organizing the women of Chicago and staging a full-on strike, withholding from the men so long as they continue to bear arms, adapted from the Aristophanes play that lends its name to Parris’ character. You’ll also find Samuel L. Jackson, Dave Chappelle, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Wesley Snipes, Lala Anthony and plenty of other familiar faces to celebrate in this irreverent telling of the embattled midwestern city’s struggle with gun violence over the years and whether it bleeds from or into the sounds that have made way from Chicago since. Watch the official trailer for Spike Lee’s new film below and hold tight for more on the film as we creep closer and closer to its unveiling.