Following the trailer that debuted in March, Open Road Films has released a new trailer for Dope, a breakthrough hit at the Sundance Film Festival which hits theaters on June 19. Shameik Moore stars as Malcolm, a teenager who is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles. 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.
While juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT, Malcolm has a coming-of-age experience in Inglewood, California. Forest Whitaker both narrates the movie and serves as a producer, with a supporting cast that includes Zoë Kravitz, Blake Anderson, Keith Stanfield, Tony Revolori, Rick Fox, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise and Quincy Brown. Musicians Pharrell Williams and Sean Combs also serve as executive producers.
Rick Famuyiwa (Our Family Wedding, Brown Sugar, The Wood) directs this critically acclaimed dramedy, which could be this year's indie breakout, much like Fruitvale Station was in 2013 and Whiplash was last year. Do you think this indie has what it takes to become a mainstream hit? Take a look at the latest trailer below, and stay tuned for more on Dope.