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Trailer for DOPE; You Down With OPP?

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:16 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Open Road has released a Dope teaser trailer that will tell you nothing about the film. The movie follow self-proclaimed 90s nerds Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori) who get caught up in a drug deal and must figure out how to recoup the money and stay alive. Early word out of Sundance was that Dope has a promisining first act with unique characters, it eventually falls into being a Risky Business clone.

However, the pacing of the film may have been fixed. The reported runtime [via The Film Stage] has been cut down from 115 minutes to 104 minutes, so perhaps that will help with the unwieldy story, although I don’t see how it can solve certain elements that are engrained in the plot and setup.

Check out the Dope trailer below and click over to Apple to see it in HD. The film opens June 19th, and also stars Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky, Blake Anderson,Keith Stanfield, Chanel Iman, Quincy Brown, and Zoë Kravitz.

Here’s the official synopsis for Dope:

A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. 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.


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