Annapurna Pictures has released the first trailer for writer/director Boots Riley’s colorful satire Sorry to Bother You.
It takes place in an alternate present day version of Oakland and follows a telemarketer named Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) who begins rising up the ranks at his office when he’s taught how to use his “white voice”—which is just David Cross dubbing all the lines. The film tackles issues of corporatism, racism, misogyny, feminism, community, greed, assimilation, unionization, gentrification, and much, much more. The film is highly satirical and takes place in a heightened reality that, as it gets crazier and crazier, somehow continues to feel realistic.
Sorry to Bother You releases to theaters this summer.