Taglines: It’s hard out here for a geek.
A coming of age comedy / drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm 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.
Dope is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa and starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Chanel Iman, Tyga, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky. The film was produced by Forest Whitaker, executive produced by Pharrell Williams, and co-executive produced by Sean Combs.
Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, De’aundre Bonds, Julian Brand, Quincy Brown, Kimberly Elise
Screenplay by: Rick Famuyiwa
Production Design by: Scott Falconer
Cinematography by: Rachel Morrison
Film Editing by: Lee Haugen
Costume Design by: Patrik Milani
Set Decoration by: Christine Eyer
Music by: Germaine Franco
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, drug content, sexuality / nudity, and some violence-all involving teens.
Studio: Open Road Films
Release Date: June 19, 2015