Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to an interesting reaction. On the one hand reviews were mostly quite good, though the film was a little divisive. Most notably though, all called it outright bizarre with its plot twists and social commentary worked better than some of the jokes which fell flat.
Annapurna Pictures understandably snapped up the film and have now released the first full trailer. Lakeith Stanfield (“Atlanta”) plays Cassius Green, a lackadaisical telemarketer who realizes he has the power to speak with a ‘white voice’ (voiced by David Cross). Armed with this new skill, he becomes a rising star at his company – much to the chagrin of his activist girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson).
At the top of the corporate ladder, Cash encounters the over-the-top personality of Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), a coke-snorting CEO who has a few disturbing secrets of his own. The film is currently slated to hit theaters on July 6th 2018.