Alum Boots Riley Set to Shoot Directorial Debut, 'Sorry to Bother You'

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DEADLINE -- Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, Steven Yeun will star in first-time director Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You.” The project is slated to go before the cameras this month in Oakland, where the critically acclaimed “Fruitvale Station” was filmed.

A little bit about the new director on the scene. Riley studied film at San Francisco State University before ending his studies in favor of a major label recording deal for his band, The Coup. He directed a music video for The Coup’s “Me And Jesus The Pimp In A ’79 Granada Last Night,” upon which the novel “Too Beautiful For Words” was based.