Kanye West could star in a Spike Lee movie for Amazon

Source: The Verge – Kanye West could star in a Spike Lee movie for Amazon

After announcing its plans to start producing feature-length movies in January, Amazon Studios has reportedly secured its biggest deal yet. The Wrap reports that Spike Lee is making his next film — Chiraq — for the company, and is courting Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common, and Kanye West for starring roles. Very little has been revealed about the movie, but its title is a reference to the nickname given to Chicago, fusing the Second City’s name with that war-torn Iraq to describe a recent escalation in gun violence. Spike Lee’s works tend to be more closely tied to New York than Chicago, but Piven, Common, and Kanye West are all from the Illinois city. Jackson, who is currently working with Quentin Tarantino on The Hateful Eight,… Continue reading…

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