After much secrecy, Spike Lee has dropped the official trailer for Chi-Raq. The film is a modern remake of the Aristophanes’ Greek play Lysistrata, which centers on the women of two societies withholding sex in an attempt to halt an endless and pointless war. With that premise, Chi-Raq holds promise as a social critique of crime, men/women relationships and class if executed in the vein of past Spike Lee joints like School Daze and Bamboozled. The film boasts an all-star cast featuring Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Angela Bassett, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson and more.
The film arrives in theaters and Amazon Prime on December 4.