Spike Lee to Film ‘Chiraq’ in Chicago. The film is aimed at addressing the gun violence that has plagued the city for years.
Actors Jeremy Piven and Samuel L. Jackson have also been brought on board for Lee’s forthcoming film, although contracts haven’t been finalized yet. The majority of the cast minus one are from Chicago.
The film title is a spinoff of Iraq – as the city’s murder rate is said to be comparable to the war zone in Iraq.
Amazon Studios will pick up the film.
In addition to Lee’s upcoming film, Chicago gun violence was recently highlighted on the CNN series Chicagoland.
Spotted at The Chicago Tribune