WHO’S IN IT?
Shameik Moore (Incredible Crew), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Extant), Kimberly Elise (The Manchurian Candidate), Chanel Iman (film debut), Tyga (film debut), Blake Anderson (Bad Neighbours), Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), ASAP Rocky (film debut), Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12), Rick Fox (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns), Amin Joseph (The Gambler), Ashton Moio (Insidious Chapter 3), Roger Guenveur Smith (Malcolm X), De’Aundre Bonds (Gangster Squad), Quincy (We The Party), Kap G (film debut), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Rick Famuyiwa (Brown Sugar), director, writer; Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station) and Forest Whitaker (Chasing Papi), producers; Germaine Franco (Margarita), composer; Rachel Morrison (Cake), cinematographer; Lee Haugen (Repentance), editor
WHAT’ S IT ABOUT?
Malcolm (Moore) is a geeky kid who is carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighbourhood filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while also figuring out his senior year at high school with his ultimate goal of attending Harvard. However, a chance invitation to an underground party leads Malcolm and his friends on a gritty adventure where he will ultimately go from being a geek to something more…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Dope is a loving throwback to 90s-era urban films while mixing the youthful sense of adventure and whimsy from the 80s – all with a modern vibe.