First Trailer: Sundance Sensation “Patti Cake$”

Following its breakout success at Sundance, Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed the first trailer for Geremy Jasper’s hip hop-centric “Patti Cake$”.

Australian native Danielle Macdonald plays aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music.

Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother’s (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes.

McCaul Lombardi, Sahr Ngaujah, Wass Stevens, and MC Lyte co-star. Fox Searchlight acquired the film for a whopping $10.5 million after a fierce bidding war with plans for an August 18th theatrical release.