One of the first things you notice about Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley‘s new social satire that is sparking conversations about black identity, is how stacked its cast is. And a new featurette highlights the character actor-studded cast.
Atlanta breakout LaKeith Stanfield leads a cast filled with everyone’s favorite rising stars, including Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, and Steven Yeun. Each of these actors alone would be enough to bring you into the theater, but combined, they’ll make you want to stay.
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Though the summer blockbuster season is chock full of big studio tentpoles full of explosions, jokes, superheroes, car chases and more, it’s also full of some lower key indie releases that you should be going out of your way to see. One of those movies is a wild, insane comedy that we already caught on the film festival circuit, and it’s time for you to meet the director responsible for it.
Sorry to Bother You played at the Sundance Film Festival back in January where our own Ben Pearson called it “fanciful, disturbing, and wildly original,” adding that the movie “announces the arrival of a fresh, bold voice in American cinema.” That voice belongs to hip hop artist turned filmmaker Boots Riley, and a new featurette shows us who this man is and explores his wild brand of social satire. Read More »
If you weren’t already hyped for Sorry To Bother You, this red band trailer should do the trick. Boots Riley‘s Sundance hit looks like one of the year’s best films. Watch the Sorry To Bother You red band trailer below.
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You may think you’re ready to see Boots Riley‘s sensational Sorry to Bother You. But I assure you, you are not ready for some of the bizarre ideas and off-the-wall imagery this film has in store for you. Annapurna Pictures wisely scooped up Riley’s much-discussed debut movie after it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now they’ve released the first Sorry to Bother You trailer. Strap in, because things are about to get weird. Read More »
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Writer/director Boots Riley has dropped a bomb on Sundance with Sorry To Bother You, a searing social satire and the most eccentric directorial debut in years. Mark it down now: no other movie in 2018 will come close to this one in terms of balancing far-out weirdness with a compelling, meaningful story. Riley has plenty to say (maybe a little too much, in fact), and his outstanding cast of Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, and more ground this startling, mind-bending story that’s overflowing with WTF moments. Read More »
You probably didn’t notice back in 2014, but Tessa Thompson and LaKeith Stanfield both starred in Selma. And in the years since, both of their careers have taken off (though arguably, Thompson has been killing it since her Veronica Mars years) with Thompson making waves in Dear White People, Creed, and now the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, and Stanfield stealing the show in Atlanta.
Now, the two of them will be reuniting and joined by The Walking Dead and Okja‘s Steven Yeun — another actor who deserves to get his due — to star in the drama Sorry to Bother You.
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