Loosely based on Boots Riley’s actual experiences working as a telemarketer, Sorry To Bother You follows the unemployed Cash (Lakeith Stanfield), who, after getting a job as a telemarketer, quickly climbs the corporate ladder upon learning the secret to success on the phone: using a “white voice.” Riley, who makes his directorial debut with the film, surrounded himself with a talented cast and crew who helped him learn on the fly. One of those people is Armie Hammer. After the premiere of the film, we spoke with Riley and Hammer, who talked about collaborating and learning from one another.

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