Lakeith Stanfield, from ‘Atlanta’ to ‘Sorry to Bother You’

Tessa Thompson as Detroit and Lakeith Stanfield as Cassius Green in Boots Riley’s "Sorry to Bother You", 2018. Photo courtesy of Annapurna Pictures

“Sorry to Bother You” is an absurdist dark comedy set in Oakland. The lead character is a black guy named Cash, who’s down on his luck. He gets a job as a telemarketer. Cash starts flowing when he learns how to use a “white voice.” He’s so good that he’s promoted. Lakeith Stanfield plays Cash. He’s also known as Darius from the FX show “Atlanta.”