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Spike Lee's Chi-Raq Is Officially Amazon's First Original Movie

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It's been rumored for a while, but we now have confirmation that Spike Lee's upcoming Chi-Raq will be Amazon Studios' first original movie. Lee directed the movie and co-wrote it with Kevin Willmott. Kanye West, Jeremy Piven, and Common were all circling the film back in April, but they're nowhere to be found in the movie's current cast. Teyonah Parris — best known for her role as Dawn Chambers on Mad Men — is leading a cast filled out by Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. According to Amazon, Chi-Raq is going to "shed light on the serious, but often overlooked issue of violence in inner city Chicago." The title is also a nickname typically used to describe the city's beleaguered South Side neighborhoods.

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RetrospectRealm2014d ago

Not sure if this means the film is going to be VOD or in Cinemas. Wasn't sure what to do on the tags.