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Amazon Studios Selects Spike Lee Film to Launch Original Movie Unit

Filmmaker Spike Lee Image Credit: unknown Filmmaker Spike Lee

Filmmaker Spike Lee helps Amazon Studios' pioneering effort into movie business

Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon original movie.

The film, with the working title "Chi-Raq," features a cast including Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Amazon Studios' Ted Hope said, "it would be impossible to find a better filmmaker" than Lee to launch the studio with."