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05.12.2015

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UPDATE: EW is reporting that Kanye won't be appearing in the film, so...you may now continue living your life. - PS

Details on Spike Lee's CHIRAQ were scarce when the Amazon Studios project was first announced last month, but now Screen Daily has learned that it is a musical reimagining of the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, and "will centre on a woman’s quest to end gang warfare in Chicago." Written by Aristophanes, the play is about a woman named Lysistrata, who convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their lovers, with the hope that it will force the men to end the Peloponnesian War.

The site is also reporting that Kanye West and Jennifer Hudson are set to star, and John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson are attached to the film as well. There's still word on if Jeremy Piven and Common (who last we knew were in talks for CHIRAQ) have officially joined Lee's new movie or not.

Spike Lee's last few films haven't been great, but I am curious to see what he will do with CHIRAQ. Now that we know a bit more about the project, what are your thoughts on the upcoming movie?

Source: Screen DailyEW

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2:50PM on 05/12/2015

Lol

Boy is Kanye going to be pissed when he finds out that Jennifer Hudson wins and award for this and Beyoncé doesn't.

Too be honest I don't think anyone will win an award for this crap, but he'll still be pissed that Beyoncé didn't win.
Boy is Kanye going to be pissed when he finds out that Jennifer Hudson wins and award for this and Beyoncé doesn't.

Too be honest I don't think anyone will win an award for this crap, but he'll still be pissed that Beyoncé didn't win.
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3:57PM on 05/12/2015
what a fresh take on very recent (6 year old) events!
what a fresh take on very recent (6 year old) events!
1:46PM on 05/12/2015
There's going to be more assholes in this than I'd see in a porno.
There's going to be more assholes in this than I'd see in a porno.
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12:09PM on 05/12/2015
ROFL withhold sexual favors from gang members?! That is going to turn out well for the ladies. Idiot.
ROFL withhold sexual favors from gang members?! That is going to turn out well for the ladies. Idiot.
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11:43AM on 05/12/2015
When I read the title a few weeks ago, I thought, interesting, Spike Lee is going to do a movie on the meteoric rise of gang violence over the past several years under Rahm Emanuel. And then, I just read the actual synopsis. Awful.
When I read the title a few weeks ago, I thought, interesting, Spike Lee is going to do a movie on the meteoric rise of gang violence over the past several years under Rahm Emanuel. And then, I just read the actual synopsis. Awful.
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11:04AM on 05/12/2015
God this sounds horrible. Can't stand this prick.
God this sounds horrible. Can't stand this prick.
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10:50AM on 05/12/2015

from some music website i was just reading...

UPDATE: A representative for Kanye West reached out with this statement:

“Contrary to published reports, Kanye West will not be starring in Chiraq. However, there are discussions for West’s possible involvement in the film’s soundtrack, schedule permitting.”
UPDATE: A representative for Kanye West reached out with this statement:

“Contrary to published reports, Kanye West will not be starring in Chiraq. However, there are discussions for West’s possible involvement in the film’s soundtrack, schedule permitting.”
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12:10PM on 05/12/2015
That's because NO women refuses Kanye sex, according to him ROFL
That's because NO women refuses Kanye sex, according to him ROFL
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