Spike Lee’s newest film Chiraq (due out on December 4th) is loosely based on the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, where women agree to withhold sex from husbands and boyfriends until peace in the city is negotiated, but differs as this piece explores gang violence in Chicago. The film will feature Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Nick Cannon, Dave Chappelle, the rapper Sasha Go Hard, and John Cusack, while the main character, Lysistrata, will be portrayed by Teyonah Paris.