Release Date Revealed For Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Film Debut In ‘Boogie’

Release Date Revealed For Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Film Debut In ‘Boogie’

December 13, 2020

Boogie, a film in which late rapper Pop Smoke made his acting debut, will be released on March 5, 2021, via Focus Features.

The film was written and directed by Eddie Huangin his first venture a director.

Recalling his experience of the days when Pop was in the set, Huang told The New York Times, “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.”

He added, “All our actors, the extras, the kids on the bridge watching us shoot scenes, everyone was doing the Woo dance. It was pretty special.”

Pop plays the role of Monk, an NBA player. Rapper Dave East also appears in the film.

Taylor Takahashi plays the main character, aspiring high school basketball star Alfred “Boogie” Chin.

(Photo: Tracy Awino)

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