The Wrap is reporting that Spike Lee has recruited Kanye West & Common to star in his upcoming film "Chiraq".
Jeremy Piven & Samuel Jackson are also being looked at for a role in the upcoming film as well, and it is said that the film will premiere via Netflix. There is not to many details about "Chiraq", but hopefully more will arise soon.
Here's what The Wrap had to say;
Spike Lee is making his next movie for Amazon Studios and the Oscar-nominated filmmaker is courting Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye West for the ensemble cast of “Chiraq,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
Representatives for Common and West did not respond to multiple requests for comment, while a representative for Amazon declined to comment.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but “Chiraq” became synonymous with Chicago as the city became increasingly plagued by gun violence in recent years.
Piven and West are both from Chicago, and the duo are in talks for the film, though neither has a deal in place yet. Piven’s involvement will depend on his eschedule, as he’s preparing to shoot another season of “Mr. Selfridge.”