As we approach the first anniversary of Pop Smoke’s passing, the first glimpse of him as an actor is unveiled via the Boogie trailer.
In Eddie Huang’s directorial debut, we see the Brooklyn rapper appear as a budding basketball star, in heavy competition with “Boogie,” played by actor Taylor Takahashi.
Brought to us by Huang, the creator of Fresh Off The Boat, Boogie is set for release on March 5, 2021, and sure to remind us what a loss Pop Smoke’s passing was.
Speaking to the New York Times, Huang said of the rapper. “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.”