The upcoming movie from Eddie Huang titled: “Boogie” now has an official release date. Boogie will mark the directorial debut of Huang in addition to the posthumous acting debut of the late rapper Pop Smoke.
The film was Produced and Written by Focus Features and will be a coming-of-age story, focusing on a young basketball player who is determined to get into the NBA all the while dealing with his family pressuring him to enroll in a top university. Huang had this to say in an interview, regarding Pop Smoke’s performance and work ethic: He gave me a thousand percent. They were tough 16-hour days, overnights, and he shot five over-nights in a row. Kids were coming on the bridge to watch us shoot the scenes. We would play Pop’s record. All our actors, the extras, the kids on the bridge watching us shoot scenes, everyone was doing the Woo dance. It was pretty special.” The film is set in Queens, NY and will also have an appearance from Dave East.
The release date for Eddie Huang’s Boogie is scheduled for Mar. 5th 2021.
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