‘Boogie’ trailer has arrived and it’s driving the Internet crazy.
Focus Features unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming film helmed by food personality and author Eddie Huang, who is best known as the creator of the autobiography ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ which inspired the acclaimed ABC sitcom of the same name, per Indiewire.
The forthcoming drama flick described as a coming-of-age film also marks Huang’s directorial debut and revolves around Taylor Takahashi’s character Alfred ‘Boogie’ Chin, a Chinese-American basketball player who struggles to play for the NBA, despite his parents’ disapproval.
The sports drama also stars the late rapper Pop Smoke, who shot the film before his tragic death on Feb. 19, 2020.
Apart from Takahashi and Smoke, the movie also features Taylour Paige, Pamelyn Chee, Mike Moh, Perry Yung, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, and Alexa Mareka, per Collider.
The film’s official synopsis is as follows: “From acclaimed writer, producer and restaurateur Eddie Huang comes his directorial debut BOOGIE, the coming-of-age story of Alfred ‘Boogie’ Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA.”
“While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, he must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals, and the burden of expectation.”
Focus Features will release the film on March 5, 2021.