Today, we have some exclusive character posters for Spike Lee’s upcoming R-rated drama Chi-Raq. A modernized adaptation of the Aristophanes’ Comedy Lysistrata, Chi-Raq follows an organization of young women who rally to put an end to gun violence after the tragic death of a young child. In order to stop the bloodshed, the women put an embargo on all sexual privileges for their male counterparts until the matter is resolved. Or as the tagline goes, “No peace. No piece.”
Written by Lee and Kevin Willmott, the film stars Teyonah Parris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Dave Chappelle, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, and Steve Harris. Chi-Raq opens in theaters on December 4th.
Check out the new Chi-Raq character posters below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Chi-Raq:
Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use.