Apparently the music execs aren’t the only ones bidding for A$AP Rocky‘s services. Now Hollywood has joined in, bidding for independent film Dope featuring Rocky’s debut on the big screen.
The film, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, was a major hit at the Sundance Film Festival. Such a hit that an overnight bidding war ensued after the film’s premiere Saturday night. The war ended with Open Road (U.S.) and Sony (international) coming out on top for a price of $7 million and a $20 million marketing commitment at minimum.
The film takes place in post-hip hop California (Inglewood to be exact) and follows a high-school geek (played by Shameik Moore) who is trying to get into Harvard while dodging drug dealers and other obstacles the hood has to offer. Rocky plays a supporting role as a character named ‘Dom’ and the rest of the cast includes Forest Whitaker, Blake Anderson from Workaholics, Zoey Kravitz and many more.
We have seen some great films come out of Sundance and have commercial success. A couple years ago Michael B. Jordan‘s starring role in Fruitvale Station launched him onto the fastrack of superstardom so the sky is the limit for Dope.
You can watch the Dope trailer below.