‘Sorry to Bother You’ Trailer: Boots Riley’s Directorial Debut Stars Lakeith Stanfield

Boots Riley’s Directorial Debut

Annapurna Pictures has dropped the first trailer for Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You, the upcoming sci-fi satire starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Armie Hammer. The cast includes Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, Omar Hardwick, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, and more.

Stanfield stars as Cassius “Cash” Green, a struggling telemarketer who makes it big when he discovers the secret to success: sounding white over the phone. The hip-hop artist-turned-director debut feature film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It will arrive in theaters on July 6.

Watch the trailer for Sorry to Bother You below.

Boots Riley’s Directorial Debut

Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a 30-something black telemarketer with self-esteem issues, discovers a magical selling power living inside of him. Suddenly he’s rising up the ranks to the elite team of his company, which sells heinous products and services. The upswing in Cassius’s career raises serious red flags with his brilliant girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a sign-twirling gallery artist who is secretly a part of a Banksy-style collective called Left Eye. But the unimaginable hits the fan when Cassius meets the company’s cocaine-snorting, orgy-hosting, obnoxious, and relentlessly optimistic CEO, Steve Lift (Armie Hammer).