Dope received pretty much universal acclaim when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and even ignited a bit of a studio bidding war for its distribution rights. Watching the Red Band trailer, it’s easy to see why. This story — about three friends from the ‘hood (Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, and Tony Revolori) who try to be cool by going to a drug dealer’s party and end up getting stuck with a bag of drugs — looks smart, funny, raw, and very sincere. We don’t see this much edge from a movie right out of the gate that often, so let’s hope the rest of the film is this compelling.
Dope hits theaters June 19.