Sorry To Bother You – Redband Trailer - Director & Writer Boots Riley – Producers Charles D. King & Forest Whitaker – Significant Prods. – MACRO – MNM Creative – Cinereach – The Space Program - Annapurna Pictures – Music The Coup & Tune Yards
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discov...
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve
(Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. A surreal comedy about rising up and selling out, Sorry to Bother You marks the feature-film debut of Boots Riley — founder and front man of the Bay Area hip-hop collective The Coup — whose evocative story-raps formed the basis for the film's unique, feverishly inventive screenplay. The film also features performances from Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, Steven Yeun, Danny Glover and Terry Crews, as well as the voice-over talent of Patton Oswalt, David Cross and Rosario Dawson.
Principal photography began in June 2017 in Oakland. Sorry to Bother You premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 6, 2018, by Annapurna Pictures. The film received largely positive reviews from critics, who praised the cast and concept, as well as Riley's script and direction.