Amazon dabbles in original movies with Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’

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“Chi-Raq” is the film’s working title at the moment; the movie was written by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott, with Lee serving as director. The movie focuses on the problem of violence in Chicago’s inner city, and it will be starring several well known celebrities: Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, John Cusack, and more. Teyonah Parris will be playing the lead character as her breakout role. – Brittany Hillen, SlashGear