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ETonline Exclusive: How Social Media and Social Consciousness Made 'Sorry to Bother You' a S

“This guy has a voice that America needs,” Terry Crews announced at the New York City premiere of his new film, Sorry to Bother You. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star has been making headlines lately for using his own voice in support of the #MeToo movement, but in this instance, he was praising his director, Boots Riley. Riley is best known as the frontman of hip hop group The Coup, but now he is stepping off the stage and behind the lens for the first time to tell a political and personal tale about telemarketing.

"It's one of the most unique, beautiful, absolutely incredible films I have ever been a part of," Crews told ET, summing up his experience making the wild, dark comedy. “It’s the movie you didn't know you needed."

For more behind the making of the summer box office’s wildest ride, go to And check out our feature on Lakeith Stanfield and the time ET has spent with the actor over the years.

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