The late Pop Smoke will make his posthumous big-screen debut in the highly anticipated film, “BOOGIE.”
The Eddie Huang directed flick, which will debut on March 5th, follows the tale of a rising basketball star Alfred “Boogie” Chin, as he balances basketball, high school, and the pressures of getting accepted into a prestigious college. Pop Smoke portrays the role of Boogie’s basketball rival, Monk.
Weeks prior to his untimely passing, Pop Smoke sat down with Power 105.1, where he spoke about his forthcoming role in the film and confirmed that he had plans of pursuing additional acting opportunities.
“They got me playing some basketball player,” he told host Angie Martinez. “I got some lines. It’s a nice role. I got a nice check too … I’m going to fuck with the acting.”
Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was murdered on February 19th, 2020, during a home invasion in Los Angeles. Though the beloved New York staple did not live to see his film debut, his legacy continues to be felt. Check out Pop in the official trailer below.