This sure is gon’ be dope!
One of the biggest movies at the Sundance Film Festival titled “Dope” is an upcoming comedy film for the post hip-hop generation which centres a high-school senior Malcolm and his two other friends who bond over the ‘90s hip-hop culture, their studies and playing the music in their own punk band.
The plot is as follows:
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-Colours 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.
Directed and scripted by Rick Famuyiwa, we learned from the trailer that “Dope” is not just a red band movie revolving around vulgarism, drugs use or even mild nudity but it is also the kind of movie will require you to have a sense of humour as it includes some pretty sensitive jokes like fooling around with the “N” word.
Watch the trailer here:
The comedy film is produced by Forest Whitaker, executive produced by Pharrell Williams and co-executive produced by Sean Combs. Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, A$AP Rocky and Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), “Dope” is slated to hit theatres on June 19th 2015.