We’ve been hearing about it since it caused a stir at Sundance, but Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope finally hits theaters next week. To mark the occasion, there’s a fresh new red band trailer to gawk at. Check it out after the jump.
The story revolves around the troubles of a trio of geeks trying to navigate the tricky waters of high school. They play in a puck band, are obsessed with ‘90s hip hop, and have big dreams. Adding to their struggles, however, is the fact that they live in The Bottoms, a rough inner city neighborhood where they stand out even more and have to dodge gangsters. Things are cranked up even further when they wind up with a backpack full of drugs they have to unload, or else.
Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise,Chanel Iman, Keith Stanfield, Quincy Brown, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky, Dope has garnered near universal praise and looks like a total blast. It’s one of our most anticipated movies of the summer, and opens in theaters June 19. Until then, take a look at some new TV spots, clips, and character posters.