A hit with both audiences and critics at film festival’s such as Sundance, Cannes, and most recently Sydney Film Festival, the very in-demand Dope will be released through Sony in cinemas around Australia on August 20th.
In Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighbourhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications and academic interviews. 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.
The film also stars Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Transparent), Blake Anderson (Workaholics), Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman. Forest Whitaker led the production team while Pharrel Williams, the soundtrack’s executive producer, wrote four original songs for the film.
Dope is also playing at the Melbourne International Film Festival, July 30 – August 16.
Check out our review of the film HERE