A$AP rocky and zoe kravitz star in new trailer for dope

A star-studded support cast appear in the hip hop heavy high school comedy.

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20 April 2015, 12:40pm

With a big name line-up that includes A$AP RockyZoë Kravitz and Forest Whitaker, as well as an original soundtrack by Pharrell, DOPE is the post-hip hop coming-of-age indie film of the summer. The film stars Shameik Moore in his first leading role; known previously for appearing on Cartoon Network's comedy sketch show Incredible Crew and alongside Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in his debut film, Joyful Noise. Shameik plays Malcolm, a 90s hip hop nerd and academic hot shot who is balancing his senior year and college applications with the trials of being a teenager in The Bottom, a gangster-filled 'hood in Inglewood, California. Snagging an invite to a huge underground party, Malcolm and his geeky crew, played by Tony Revolori (the bell boy in Grand Budapest Hotel) and Kiersey Clemons, find themselves in a tangle of drugs, guns and, worse, white Coachella casualties. Showing the breadth of their talents, both Moore and Clemons recorded on the soundtrack with executive producer Pharrell, who debuts four new tracks in the film. It's out on 19th June in the US, with no confirmed date in the UK.