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Spike Lee has signed up to make a film exclusively for Amazon Prime Instant Video, reports suggest. And he's courting Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye West to star.

Sources told The Wrap that the film will be called 'Chiraq' – a portmanteau of Chicago and Iraq. The term became popular after the city of Chicago became plagued by gun violence, and hence was said to resemble Iraq.

Piven and West are from Chicago and are apparently in talks but have yet to sign. Jackson is said to have a minor role in the film, though plot details are being kept tightly under wraps.

West has cameoed in 'Anchorman 2' and has a role in the sequel to 'Zoolander', which is currently filming.

Common recently won an Oscar for his song for the film 'Selma', in which he also starred.

However, spokespeople for all concerned refused to comment, so nothing is official just yet.

Amazon recently signed Woody Allen to make his first original TV series. 'Vikings' series three recently came to its TV streaming service.

You can now use Amazon Prime Instant Video on more Android tablets, not just Amazon's Fire range.


The Wrap

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