If you haven’t yet had your fill of “Dope” marketing, here’s more…
Open Road has set a June 19 (next week Friday) release date for Rick Famuyiwa’s buzziest film ever, “Dope,” which features Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga who all appear alongside stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons, in a coming-of-age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime.
The official synopsis reads: “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-Colors 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.”
Significant Productions’ Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (“Fruitvale Station”) are producers of the film, which features original music by Pharrell Williams.
The movie opened the 19th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) last night, Thursday, June 11, at the SVA Theatre – its New York City premiere.
A second redband trailer (you know what that means – foul language, lots of nudity, violence, and everything your parents kept you away from, when you were a kid – although this doesn’t have much of that, unfortunately) has been released and is embedded below: