'Patti Cake$' Trailer Introduces Danielle Macdonald as Rapper Killa P

The Sundance hit marks the feature directorial debut of edgy music video helmer Geremy Jasper.

Fox Searchlight has released a trailer for Patti Cake$, and it's a thorough introduction to Killa P.

The suburban rapper comedy stars newcomer Danielle Macdonald as an aspiring rapper from New Jersey named Patricia “Killa P” Dombrowski. The trailer shares a snippet of the unlikely rapper's life (including her discouraging mother, played by Bridget Everett), as well as a sampling of her rhymes.

Patti Cake$ also marks the feature directing debut of Geremy Jasper, who also wrote the screenplay. He is known for his edgy music videos for such acts as Florence + The Machine and Selena Gomez. The film, which screens next at the Cannes Film Festival, sparked a heated bidding war at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Patti Cake$ hits theaters Aug. 18.