Master film craftsman Spike Lee (Malcolm X) has only just completed his latest feature script and already he has everyone talking before a single frame of film has been shot. The controversial musical comedy Chiraq will roll in front of cameras very soon and auditions for roles in this high profile production are being organized now. Submissions from performers of all ages looking to work with some of the biggest names in entertainment today are being accepted today.
Spike Lee’s Chiraq has begun lining up it’s core cast and the collection of stunning talent so far includes Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Avengers, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace), Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (High Fidelity, The Thin Red Line, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Emmy Award winner Jeremy Piven (Mr Selfridge, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Kingdom)
, Academy Award winner Common (Just Wright, American Gangster, Selma) and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (The Secret Life of Bees, Dreamgirls, Sex and the City). The entertaining and hard-hitting story will attempt to shine a light on the growing violence in the city of Chicago and focus on a impossibly brave woman who sets out to put an end to gang warfare in The Windy City. The title is a slang term derived from the combination of Chicago and Iraq used to describe the desperate condition of the inner city.
Auditions for several exciting parts in this star-studded production are set to take place soon. Performers interested in submitting themselves for supporting, day player, stand-in and extras roles can head to facebook.com/4starcasting and to facebook.com/chitruth for more casting and production information. All news and notes on this outstanding new Spike Lee project will be posted here so stay tuned for more updates and leave a comment below and tell us what you think of this film and why you would like to be considered for auditions for Chiraq starring Samuel L. Jackson.