Jennifer Hudson

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq for Amazon Gets Oscar Run

spikeleeA photo of Spike Lee (via Sportsnaut)

Amazon Studios will give Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, which updates the classical Greek comedy Lysistrata, an Oscar-qualifying theatrical run in December and an official opening after the new year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This theatrical release will precede its streaming debut, in order to avoid a situation similar to major exhibitors’ boycott of Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation.