I've been so eager to check out Patti Cake$, the hip-hop buzz flick — and will get to see it tonight! I hear it's great and the trailer at the official site (linked in the previous sentence) is mind-blowing.
In the meantime, keep reading for an exclusive-to-BoyCulture.com set of new stills from the indie film, written and directed by Geremy Jasper ...
Danielle Macdonald & Siddharth Dhananjay (Stills vis Fox Searchlight)
Via press release:
Patti Cake$ introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother's (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes.
Written and directed by Geremy Jasper.
Starring Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, McCaul Lombardi, Sahr Ngaujah, Wass Stevens, MC Lyte.
In theaters August 18.
More new stills:
Scorsese's muse, Cathy Moriarty
Bridget Everett in the house!
Siddharth Dhananjay & Danielle Macdonald — the silver screen's latest daring duo