Yessss....I am still kicking myself for missing this the first time it was in theaters, so I am glad that DOPE (the quirky coming-of-age movie I hyped up last year on the blog) will be re-released in theaters this Friday, September 4. Executive Producer Pharrell Williams announced it today on Twitter:
Excited to announce that @DopeMovie is back in theaters this Friday! http://t.co/grT1HwbX6X #DopeMovie https://t.co/m51iNNchAh— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) August 31, 2015
This great news also means that the demand was pretty high for it, a huge coo for a black independent film that doesn't have a whole lot of big names attached to it. But Zoë Kravitz, Kimberly Elise and Keith Stanfield are among the cast, and it is co-produced by Williams and Forest Whitaker.
In case you're not familiar with the film, here's some information about it:
DOPE tells the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore) 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.
Now I know what I'm doing this Labor Day weekend. Anyone else?