Annapurna Pictures has released the full trailer for the comedy film, Sorry to Bother You. The trailer teases a world in which a guy who’s struggling to earn money snags a job as a telemarketer. After getting some sage advice from Danny Glover, he turns his fortune around and is given entry to an exclusive club of high-earning telemarketers.
The cast is led by Lakeith Stanfield and includes Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Omari Hardwick (Power), Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts), and Danny Glover (Almost Christmas). Patton Oswalt, David Cross, and Tom Woodruff Jr are also part of the large ensemble cast.
First-time feature film director Boots Riley helmed the comedy. Rapper/producer Riley also wrote the screenplay. Sorry to Bother You had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and is currently sitting at an impressive 85% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Vulture’s Emily Yoshida describes the film as a “house party of a movie, some rooms more lively than others, some you wish you could spend more time in, some downright unforgettable in the best way.” New York Post’s Sara Stewart thinks not everything about Sorry to Bother You works, however she calls writer/director Boots Riley “one to watch.” And Film Journal International’s Tomris Laffly describes the film as a “relentlessly entertaining sociopolitical satire.”
Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Charles D. King, and George Rush produced the comedy. Annapurna Pictures is targeting a July 6, 2018 theatrical release date.
The Sorry to Bother You Plot: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.