Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope is an example of a movie that received a lot of love from critics and audiences when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, but not very many people gave it the time of day when it dropped in theaters in June. It ended its run with $16.7 million, which left distributor Open Road Films wanting. Sad that you missed out on it? Well you’re in luck, because it’s coming back to theaters this Friday.
Open Road confirmed yesterday (August 31) that it’s re-releasing the coming-of-age story in theaters starting this Friday, September 4. Executive producer Pharrell Williams announced the decision via Twitter yesterday:
Dope is the story of Malcolm (Shamiek Moore), a 90s hip-hop geek with aspirations for Harvard who has to navigate the halls of high school and the streets of Inglewood, CA in order to make it out. With box office receipts for Straight Outta Compton still climbing, now would be as good a time as any to catch 2015’s other important hip-hop movie.