New details have emerged about Spike Lee’s new project “Chiraq” which is being developed for Amazon.
Screen reports that Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Cusack will feature in the film which is described as a musical comedy take on the classic Greek story of “Lysistrata”.
In the film, a woman strives to end gang warfare in the city with the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood being the backdrop.
Not everyone is happy with the project though. An Englewood resident named Biance Alebiosu says: “It’s a double-edged sword. It puts a spotlight on the city, but personally, I don’t like how the name highlights violence. I have friends who are teachers and mentors in Chicago that are working hard to erase the violent image.”