Popsmoke put his acting chops to use before his untimely death and the official trailer has been released.
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In the short film, Boogie, a Chinese-American basketball player, struggles to balance his immigrant family’s expectations of him being a professional ball player. Boogie crosses paths with Monk, played by Pop, which fuels an undeniable ongoing battle to be the best.
Watch the Boogie trailer, soundtracked by Pop’s “Got It On Me.”
Last June, director Eddie Huang spoke with The New York Times about his experience working with Popsmoke on the film.
. “A lot of actors just don’t have the depth of emotion and experiences, but because of what Pop’s gone through, he has a tremendous well to draw from,” he told the outlet. “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 movie is scheduled to be released next month, on March 5.