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Watch: Trailer Released for Sundance Hit 'Patti Cake$'

Friday May 19, 2017

The trailer for one of the most buzzed about indie films set for release this summer is out.

"Patti Cake$" the movie that set off a bidding war at Sundance this year introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. 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.

McCaul Lombardi, Sahr Ngaujah, Wass Stevens, and MC Lyte co-star. Fox Searchlight acquired the film for a whopping $10.5 million after a fierce bidding war with plans for an August 18 theatrical release.



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