Shameik Moore (Baz Luhrmann’s 'The Get Down') is Malcolm Adekanbi, a straight-A student who is coming to terms with the fact he still might not make it into Harvard. He's picked on at school, loves hip-hop and is in band with his nerdy friends.
He's almost made it through school, when there's an unlikely invitation to a drug dealer's party. It's crashed, and he and his friends are left holding a backpack stash of drugs.
"Did he actually say 'I'll kill you and your friends' if you don't get rid of these drugs, or just you?"
A huge success at this year's Sundance, Cannes and Sydney film festivals, Dope is also screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival, July 30 – August 16 2015.
The film opens in cinemas August 20 2015.