Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Patti Cake$, the indie pic from music video’s Geremy Jasper that made him and star Danielle Macdonald the talk of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. That’s where the label acquired it for $9.5 million after one of those all-night Park City bidding wars.
The Aussie-born Macdonald stars as Patti aka Killa P, an unlikely rapper who finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making. Pic mixes humor, raw energy and some serious beats.
Fox Searchlight has set an August 18 release date for the movie, which co-stars Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, McCaul Lombardi, Sahr Ngaujah, Wass Stevens and MC Lyte.
Check out the trailer above.