Watch Pop Smoke in new trailer of upcoming film 'Boogie'
Author: Natalie Siaw-Agyeman | Tuesday 19th January 2021
The official trailer for the coming-of-age film ‘Boogie’, directed by Eddie Huang has been released, with the late rapper Pop Smoke appearing as part of the cast. Starring as the character Monk, who is the basketball rival of the main character Alfred “Boogie” Chin, fans will finally be able to see Pop Smoke’s posthumous film debut. The film will be out on March 5 and features ‘Got It On Me’ from Pop Smoke’s posthumous album ‘Shoot For the Stars Aim For the Moon’.
Talking to the New York Times in June, Huang spoke about Pop Smoke’s charisma on set and how he had “a tremendous well to draw from” due to his past experiences. “He gave me a thousand percent. They were tough 16-hour days, overnights, and he shot five overnights 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 New York native continues to live on through his music and artistry, and his appearance in ‘Boogie’ will not be his only feature. Last year, his manager Steve Victor confirmed that fans will be getting a documentary based on Pop Smoke’s life and music soon.
Watch the trailer for Boogie below.