Almost six months after Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” won raves at the Sundance Film Festival — and sold to Fox Searchlight for roughly $10 million — the first trailer is finally here.
Overseas breakout star Danielle Macdonald stars as the title character, a lower-middle-class cater waiter who dreams of being a rap sensation.
The thing is, she’s got the skills. Cabaret performer, “Inside Amy Schumer” player and overall national treasure Bridget Everett stars as her nay-saying mom, whose own dreams of rock stardom never came to pass.
Cathy Moriarty, Mamoudou Athie and Siddharth Dhananjay costar with a special appearance from MC Lyte.
Fox Searchlight beat out competitors including Lionsgate, Annapurna, and Amazon for the property. Watch TheWrap’s interview with Jasper and his cast here.
“Patti Cake$” is produced and financed by RT Features. Rodrigo Teixeira produced alongside Michael Gottwald, Noah Stahl, Dan Janvey, Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Chris Columbus. Lourenço Sant’Anna, Sophie Mas, Eleanor Columbus, Josh Penn, Jonathan Bronfman, Lon Molnar and Fernando Fraiha are executive producers.
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