READ MORE: Watch: Experimental ‘Dope’ Trailer Teases Vibrant Coming-of-Age Story
Following last month’s successful teaser, Open Road Films has finally dropped the full-length trailer for writer-director Rick Famuyiwa’s vibrant coming-of-age comedy, “Dope.” A favorite among critics and audiences at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the movie’s marketing campaign is picking up speed and showcasing its fresh feel and unique editing style.
As the trailer above makes clear, “Dope” puts a hip-hop spin on the traditional coming-of-age genre. Shameik Moore stars as Malcolm, a teenager carefully surviving life in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood while juggling college applications and academic interviews. When a chance invitation leads to a drug dealer’s underground party, an adventure begins that could allow him to make the jump from being a geek at the bottom to being himself.
“Dope” co-stars Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and ASAP Rocky. Producers include Forest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams. Open Road Films will release the film on June 19.