Amazon Studios released the first trailer for Spike Lee‘s “Chi-Raq” on Tuesday.
The film is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. Samuel L. Jackson serves as the chorus telling the story of a “gorgeous Nubian sister” name Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) who convinces the women of Chicago to withhold sex until the men of the city agree to stop the violence that is plaguing it.
The film is a joint production between Lee’s 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks and Amazon Studios. Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate will handle the film’s theatrical release.
“Chi-Raq” is due to premiere on Dec. 4 in limited release in theaters. It will then be available on Amazon Instant Video shortly thereafter.