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‘Patti Cake$’ Trailer: The Sundance Hit Showcases an Unlikely Rapper

Geremy Jasper's feature film debut opens in theaters August 18.

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“Patti Cake$”


“Patti Cake$” was a sensation at Sundance, where it earned rave reviews and was purchased by FOX Searchlight for $9.5 million. The film will also screen at the Cannes Film Festival’s lauded Directors’ Fortnight section. The drama marks the feature film debut for director Geremy Jasper, one of the co-directors behind such music videos as Selena Gomez’s “Love You Like A Love Song” and Florence + The Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.” Check out the official trailer for “Patti Cake$” below.

READ MORE: ‘Patti Cake$’ Review: Here’s the Best Hip-Hop Movie Since ‘Hustle & Flow’ – Sundance 2017

Written by Jasper, the film follows Patricia “Patti Cake$” Dombrowski (played by Danielle Macdonald), a Jersey girl who will not allow anything to get in her way of achieving her dreams of becoming a big rap star. New York underground theater performer Bridget Everett stars as Patti’s alcoholic mother, Barb. The cast also includes Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, and Mamoudou Athie.

READ MORE: How ‘Patti Cake$’ Star Bridget Everett Went From Cabaret Motorboater to Sundance Showboater

In his review, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn called the film the “best hip-hop movie since ‘Hustle & Flow.'” “Patti Cake$” opens in theaters August 18.

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