Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes and Teyonah Parris star in director Spike Lee’s drama Chi-Raq. Watch the movie trailer below. A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Release Date: December 4, 2015 (limited)
Studio: Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Adaptation
Director: Spike Lee
Screenwriter: Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott
Cast: Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, D.B. Sweeney, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
Running Time: 1 hr. 58 min.
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use.
Official Website: ChiRaqTheMovie.com
“Chi-Raq” is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.