Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
One of the most buzzed-about titles out of the Sundance Film Festival was undoubtedly the energetic comedy Dope from director Rick Famuyiwa. We’ve already seen a creative teaser trailer, and a much more informative theatrical trailer for the flick, starring Shameik Moore in a breakout performance, but one more couldn’t hurt. This one offers a quick new glimpse into the film with the help of a signature track from chart-topping artist Kendrick Lamar. I hear the kids think he’s quite the fine rapper. Watch the new Dope trailer after the jump.
Here’s the new trailer for Dope, from BET:
If this movie doesn’t become a breakout hit with teens, it’s bound to become a cult classic. It’s a fresh approach to the teen comedy with unique characters and a setting that makes it unlike any other film of its kind. Helping Shameik Moore in his stupendous lead performance are co-stars Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Kiersey Clemons (Extant). And Workaholics star Blake Anderson pops up for a fun supporting role as well. This is a gem you won’t want to miss this summer.
The soundtrack of this film deserves just as much praise as any other element. Aside from the fantastic pre-existing hip-hop songs used in the film, Grammy winner Pharrell also composed a lively original soundtrack, including four songs created for the main characters’ band in the film.
A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
Dope hits theaters this summer on June 19th.
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