Boots Riley Blesses Us with ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Red Band Trailer

Boots Riley‘s directorial debut Sorry to Bother You is a bizarre and brilliant romp through Oakland. He just dropped a red band trailer that should give you a taste of just how spectacular and distinct the film is. In a dystopian not-too-distant future, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success and is propelled into a macabre universe.  Sounds pretty great, right?

Sorry to Bother You
(l to r.) Tessa Thompson as Detroit and Lakeith Stanfield as Cassius Green star in director Boots Riley’s SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, an Annapurna Pictures release.

It stars a wonderfully diverse cast of Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta), Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Westworld), Jermiane Fowler (Superior Donuts), Omari Hardiwck (Power, The Runner), Terry Crews (the recently saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Deadpool 2), Steven Yuen (Okja, The Walking Dead), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple), and Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, The Social Network).

I had the pleasure of seeing the film at the SF Film festival, and I don’t want to spoil a millisecond of it. All I can say is the second you can, get to a screening of it. Sorry to Bother You hits select theaters July 6th, and goes wide July 13th.

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