Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You has found its stars.
Deadline reports that Tessa Thompson (Creed, Dear White People, Thor: Ragnarok), LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out, Straight Outta Compton) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja) will be starring in Boots Riley’s upcoming drama Sorry To Bother You.
The film’s premise consists of “a black telemarketer with self-esteem issues” who “discovers a magical key to business success, propelling him to the upper echelons of the hierarchy just as his activist comrades are rising up against unjust labor practices. When he uncovers the macabre secret of his corporate overlords, he must decide whether to stand up or sell out.” This will be Riley’s first time directing a film and is set to reunite Thompson and Stanfield, who previously starred in Selma together.
Additionally, according to Indiewire, Sorry To Bother You won the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) and Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) grant in 2015. The SFFS/KRF program has given grants to other amazing films such as Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station and Ira Sachs’ Love is Strange.
Production will begin filming this month in Oakland, CA.