— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) August 31, 2015
The stereotype-defying dramedy centers on a group of nerdy teens in Inglewood, California who are obsessed with 1990s hip-hop.
Break-out star Shameik Moore (The Watsons Go to Birmingham) leads a cast that includes Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Transparent), model Chanel Iman, Blake Anderson (Workaholics), Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), rappers A$AP Rocky, Tyga, Casey Veggies, and Vince Staples, Keith Stanfield (Selma), and Rick Fox (Hit the Floor).
After causing a bidding war at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the indie film debuted in U.S. theaters on June 19, 2015 via Open Road Films, earning $16.8 million at the box office. Sony will distribute internationally.
DOPE closed the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and will be competing in the 2015 Deauville American Film Festival this month.
It will be available on VOD on Sept. 29 and DVD/Blu-ray on Oct. 13.
Check local listings for the film’s Labor Day return.