Spike Lee is reportedly making a film for Amazon

Spike Lee is reportedly making a movie for Amazon

Amazon has scored a coup for its new movie manufacturing arm by signing Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee for his subsequent movie, in accordance with a report from the Wrap. Referred to as Chiraq, the venture is reportedly set in Chicago and revolves round a the town’s gun violence (Chiraq is a derogatory mashup of “Chicago” and “Iraq”). Lee is claimed to be pursuing Samuel L. Jackson and native Chicagoans Jeremy Piven, Widespread and Kanye West to star. The deal marks the primary huge splash for Amazon Unique Films, an Amazon Studios enterprise aimed toward producing movies for theatrical launch and Prime On the spot Video streaming.

Amazon promised in January that it will produce round 12 function movies a yr to “profit filmmakers who too typically wrestle to mount recent and daring tales that deserve an viewers.” Provided that creed, Spike Lee appear a superb match — regardless of previous field workplace success and a reputation, he was pressured to fund the risqué Da Candy Blood of Jesus via Kickstarter.

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