Who Stars In 'Dope'? The Main Actors Of The Film Are All Familiar Faces
With the arrival of summer comes a brand new crop of films to fawn over, and take it from me — fawn over is exactly what you're going to do when you see Dope , the new film from filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa. In addition to a genuinely great, intriguing plot, the cast is a great collection of talented actors that the seasoned film-goer will likely recognize from other projects. However, for those viewers who may not watch many movies, the faces might not seem so familiar and lead some to wonder: "Who stars in Dope ?"
First things first, in case you're not familiar with the plot just yet, let's start there — the trailer gives the lowdown on the story: "Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself." It's a fresh take on the feel-good underdog theme often seen in films, and the cast truly lights up the screen.
In addition to a stellar cast, the movie boasts an A-list production team, including Forest Whitaker, Pharrell Williams (executive producer), and Sean Combs (executive producer). It was also was a hit at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Considering the movie hit theaters on June 19, here's a handy guide on just who's who in the film — and where you may have seen them before.
Shameik Moore (Malcolm)
Our hero (that's Malcolm) is played by Shameik Moore. He's a quadruple talent, known for his rapping, dancing, acting and modeling. You probably know him from Cartoon Network's live-action sketch-comedy series, Incredible Crew.
Kiersey Clemons (Diggy)
Kiersey Clemons has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Austin & Ally, New Girl and Eye Candy.
Tony Revolori (Jib)
Tony Revolori most recently played Zero in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Zoë Kravitz (Nakia)
Zoë Kravitz, daughter of iconic musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, has built an impressive career for herself: She's appeared in Californication, X-Men: First Class, the Divergent movies and Mad Max: Fury Road.
A$AP Rocky (Dom)
Blake Anderson (Will)
Blake Anderson is most recognizable for his role as Blake Henderson in Comedy Central's Workaholics. However, he's also appeared in Entourage, Arrested Development, Community and House.
Chanel Iman (Lily)
Victoria's Secret model Chanel Iman is known for her high-fashion career. Although she appeared on an episode of America's Next Top Model as a guest judge, this is her first foray into acting.
Like A$AP Rocky, Tyga is primarily known for his rap career. He's released four studio albums, and he's slated to appear in 2016's Barbershop 3 .
Forest Whitaker (The Narrator)
Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker has an impressive movie career. His resume includes roles in Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and The Last King of Scotland.
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