SNEAK PEEK: Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, Omari Hardwick in ‘Sorry To Bother You’
The star-studded castalso includes Danny Glover, Lakeith Stanfield, and Terry Crews.
Boots Riley is almost ready to release his directorial debut, Sorry To Bother You, and we can’t wait to see it.
The movie features a ton of stars including Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Danny Glover, Armie Hammer, and Jermaine Fowler to name a few and by the looks of the trailer, we’re in for a mind-bending treat.
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a strange universe. That “magical key” is sounding like a white man on the phone, and he quickly climbs to the top of the corporate ladder once he figures out this trick, (with he help of David Cross’ voice.)
His company’s millionaire CEO, Steve Lift (Armie Hammer) is a coke-snorting character Cassius must deal with on his rise to the top as he also grapples with his disapproving love interest, Detroit (Tessa Thompson.)
The satire takes on several social issues including misogyny, drugs, racism, corporatism, feminism, community, assimilation, unionization, gentrification, and code-switching, among others. It also features an eye-patch-wearing, Omari Hardwick as “Mr. Blank” so…there’s that.
The film, written and directed by rapper and The Coup co-founder, Boots Riley, premiered at Sundance and is currently showing at SXSW. It’s set to be released on July 6.
Check out the trippy trailer, below:
Sorry To Bother You is just one of the films fans will see Power star, Omari Hardwick, appear in this year. He will soon be lighting up the big screen in Datari Turner‘s A Boy, A Girl, A Dream: Love on Election Night alongside Meagan Good. The one-take film that premiered at Sundance has been acquired by Floyd Mayweather and will hit theaters soon.