Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope Gets June Release Date From Open Road

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Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope Gets June Release Date From Open Road
Posted by Wilson Morales

January 30, 2015

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Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope, which just premiered at Sundance and was picked by Open Road, will be released in theaters on June 12.

Picked up for a $7 million minimum guarantee, with a $15 million P&A, Open Road beat out several studios and indie companies for distribution rights.

dopeProduced by Significant Productions’ Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (“Fruitvale Station”),  the film is a coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a, only in Los Angeles, gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he’ll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Making appearances in the film are Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons,, Kimberly Elise, Rick Fox, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, along with rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga.

Famuyiwa’s previous films include “The Wood,” “Brown Sugar,” “Our Family Wedding”.


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