Written and directed by Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You centers on Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a telemarketer who finds success in his career but also encounters the inevitable pull of capitalism. The feature, which utilized 61 locations throughout Oakland, co-stars Armie Hammer as Steve Lift.
“Steve Lift is a nut,” said Hammer, who drew praise last year for his work in Call Me Be Your Name. “He is a crazy beautiful nut. But he is also the product of unchecked capitalism – with no checks and balances. He is a man who has a vision for the world and for the betterment of society. His view of the betterment of society includes the breakdown of the value of humanity.”
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Sorry To Bother You hits theaters July 6.