The Playlist team has their bags packed and are putting the finishing touches on their schedule as we get ready to descend on Park City this week. We’ve already drafted our 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and one that has landed on our radar is “Dope.” And now with this energetic new tease, the anticipation for the film is rising.
Starring Shameik Moore, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” star Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz and rapper A$AP Rocky, with Rick Famuyiwa (“The Wood,” “Brown Sugar,” “Our Family Wedding“) directing, the film takes viewers and drops them into the gritty, hip-hop fuelled Inglewood, California neighborhood known as The Bottoms. Here’s the official synopsis:
Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts share a voracious appreciation for all things ’90s hip-hop, opting to sport Cross-Colours and Z. Cavariccis at the risk of being clowned at school. He dreams of attending Harvard, but first he has to make it home every day. When a drug dealer takes a shine to Malcolm and invites him to his birthday party, Malcolm’s crew is swirled into a hilarious blender of offbeat characters and bad choices where redemption can only be found in Bitcoin.
Check out the tease below and stay tuned for our review soon. [EW]