Sundance: 'Dope' Gets Summer Theatrical Release Date

Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival
'Dope'

The dramedy garnered positive reviews after a Jan. 24 premiere at Sundance.

Rick Famuyiwa's dramedy Dope, which garnered positive reviews after its Jan. 24 premiere at Sundance, has been given a Summer theatrical release date, distributor Open Road Films said Friday. 

The film, which stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons, is set for a June 12, 2015, debut in the U.S. It is now set to open against Universal's tentpole Jurassic World.

Open Road had acquired the film in a $7 million deal, sources previously told The Hollywood Reporter, which included a commitment of at least $20 million for marketing. 

In his Sundance review, THR film critic Boyd van Hoeij wrote that the title was "a funny and often intelligent crowd-pleaser about three geeks who get smart about drug-dealing."

The title was written and directed by Famuyiwa (2010's Our Family Wedding). It counts Forest Whitaker as producer and Sean Combs an an executive producer.

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