Amazon Sets Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” Release

Amazon Studios has announced its release strategy for the Spike Lee-directed “Chi-raq,” a film which marks its first original theatrical feature effort.

Lee & Kevin Willmott’s film is inspired by the Greek comedy “Lysistrata” but shifts the action to Chicago’s South Side and covers the subject of gang violence.

Samuel L. Jackson, Teyonah Parris, John Cusack, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and Harry Lennix star.

The streaming giant has set a December 4th release date for a limited theatrical run through Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate. No word as yet on when it will hit Amazon itself.

Source: Deadline