Spike Lee's Chiraq movie will not just be a gritty look at violence in Illinois, but rather a musical comedy, Screen Daily reports. The movie will feature Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Cusack, in a reimagining of the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, by Aristophanes. In a modern twist, the movie will reportedly revolve around a woman's quest to put the kibosh on gang violence in Chi-Town's Englewood neighborhood; the Chicago Tribune speculates that Chiraq's story will probably adhere to the play's conceit that there will be no sex till the violence ends. The movie is set to go with Amazon, but Screen Daily adds that Lee & Co. have plans to release the project in theaters. No date has been set, and there's been no confirmation regarding Common's and Jeremy Piven's rumored roles. But there will definitely be music, Yeezus, and (no) sex, which may be all you need to make a deal at Cannes, right?
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Late Night’s Best Jokes About Trump’s Instantly Infamous Press Conference
Larry Wilmore and Milo Yiannopoulos Spar on Real Time: ‘You Can Go F*ck Yourself’
Why Are American Directors So Bad at Sex?
What’s New on Netflix: February 2017
30 Rock’s Maulik Pancholy Quits Presidential Advisory Commission Over Donald Trump’s Policies
Stephen Colbert: Please, Random Celebrities, Keep Digging Up Dirt on Donald Trump
How to Watch Planet Earth II in 4K Ultra High-Definition
Why Keanu Reeves Is Such an Unusual (and Great) Action Star
Nocturnal Animals Has Two Endings, and Both of Them Are Killer
What Logan Gets About Telling a Great Superhero Story
Latest News from VulturePlanet Earth II Recap: The One With the Islands
The breathtaking BBC nature documentary is finally back.Samuel L. Jackson Isn’t Pleased That Marvel Left Him Out of Black Panther
“So you’re doing Black Panther and the only black character in the Marvel Universe is not showing up?”Shia LaBeouf’s Anti-Trump Art Project Relaunches in New Mexico After Original Museum ‘Bowed to Political Pressure’ and Shut It Down
HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US is heading west.Lana Del Rey Returns With Characteristically Dreamy New Song ‘Love’
Your favorite ethereal ennui goddess is back.Roman Polanski Rape Victim Doesn’t Want You Boycotting Him on Her Behalf
“I continue to be asked to be a victim so people can use my experience.”Busy Philipps Is Starring in Tina Fey’s New NBC Comedy Pilot
Busy is going to be ... busy.30 Rock’s Maulik Pancholy Quits Presidential Advisory Commission Over Donald Trump’s Policies
He's one of 10 commission members to resign.New Twin Peaks Teasers: That Show You Like Is Going to Come Back in Style
Nice mirror smash.Aaron Carter Reportedly Attacked By Fellow Musician for Racist Remark
He dismissed a Latinx musician by saying, “Bye Felipe.”Woman Accused of Killing Kim Jong-nam Says She Thought It Was a Reality-TV Prank
Things are getting … interesting.
Their custody battle is no closer to resolution.Fleetwood Mac Has Blessed Us With a Previously Unreleased Song
Sing it, Stevie.Joel McHale Sliced His Fingertip Off While Filming The Great Indoors, So How’s That For Roughing It?
When presented with a choice, pick the dull knife.Why You Can Never Expect The Golden Girls to Get a Reboot
Not now, 2017.Matt Reeves Reportedly Joins Ben Affleck in Not Wanting to Direct The Batman
Way to feed right into those vigilante abandonment issues, Matt.Larry Wilmore and Milo Yiannopoulos Spar on Real Time: ‘You Can Go F*ck Yourself’
“Go fuck yourself again for that one.”WGA Honoree Susannah Grant on Pocahontas, the Decline of Middle-Class Screenwriters, and Why She Loved Moana’s Character Design
“To learn right out of film school that you can take a scene you think is good and then continue to rewrite it is priceless.”Stephen Colbert: Please, Random Celebrities, Keep Digging Up Dirt on Donald Trump
It’s cool, because Trump is a random celeb, too.Twin Peaks Actor Warren Frost Dead at 91
“We’re grateful to have shared him with the world for as long as we did.”J.J. Abrams Teases New Hulu Series with Stephen King
Castle Rock is a mystery built on many mysteries.