Smart move, or not for Spike Lee? Lee is making his next movie for Amazon Studios and the Oscar-nominated filmmaker is said to be trying to seduce Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye West for the ensemble cast of “Chiraq,” multiple individuals associated with the project have reported.
Of course, because details have not been officially reported by Spike Lee or Amazon, information surrounding “Chiraq” are being kept very quiet. Well, why not with the name synonymous with Chicago as the city became increasingly plagued by gun violence in recent years.
With Piven and West both from Chicago, it seems only fitting for the two to take part in the project that made such a mark on their birth place. The two are said to be in talks for the film, though neither has a deal in place yet. With Piven preparing to shoot another season of MR. SELFRIDGE, his involvement may not be a reality.
Jackson is set to make a cameo appearance??? I guess you can’t spread yourself any thinner than you already are with currently filming Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful
Eight,” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Looking forward to seeing Jackson and Lee working together again. Remember those JUNGLE FEVER and DO THE RIGHT THING days??
Amazon is trying to do big things on the streaming tip with securing Woody Allen to create an original series, and now “Chiraq” with Spike Lee. I might need to go ahead a pay that $99 annual fee for streaming on Amazon.