The plot of Spike Lee‘s forthcoming film Chi-Raq probably isn’t the first thing you expected off the strength of its title. Nevertheless, the movie’s trailer will surely have you interested thanks to engaging dialogue, wild cameos, Black Power feminists and some gunplay.
Oh yeah, Dave Chappelle and Sam Jackson, too. As for the film itself, turns out it’s based on ancient Greek play called “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. The OG play is a comedy where Lysistrata tries to end the Peloponnesian War.
In this Spike Lee joint, Lysistrata wants to get guns off the streets of the Southside of Chicago after a child is murdered by a stray bullet. We can dig it.
Chi-Raq is in theaters December 4. Watch the trailer below.