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“Patti Cake$” Breakout Danielle Macdonald to Star in “White Girl Problems”

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The breakout star of Sundance 2017 has booked her next gig. “Patti Cake$’” Danielle Macdonald will topline Lauren Palmigiano’s feature directorial debut, “White Girl Problems.” Deadline broke the news.

Based on Babe Walker’s 2012 bestselling book of the same name, “White Girl Problems” follows a young woman with a huge following on social media who ends up in rehab following a shopping spree at Barneys with a price tag of $246,893.50. She then “decides to write about her life — of excess and meaningless problems,” the source summarizes.

The Lionsgate comedy is being produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman. Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles penned the script.

Macdonald was the talk of Sundance this year. She earned rave reviews for playing an aspiring rapper in “Patti Cake$” and the film caused a bidding war. Fox Searchlight came out victorious, and shelled out $10.5 million for worldwide rights in one of the biggest deals of the fest.

“Patti Cake$” hits theaters August 18.

American Horror Story,” “2 Broke Girls,” and “Toolies” are among the Australian actress’ previous credits. Her upcoming gigs include Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” and Anne Fletcher’s “Dumplin’,” a comedy about a girl who enters a beauty pageant.

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Trailer Watch: An Aspiring Rapper Makes a Name for Herself in “Patti Cake$”

“Patti Cake$”

A trailer has finally landed for one of Sundance 2017’s biggest hits, “Patti Cake$.” The spot kicks off by giving the drama’s protagonist an amazing introduction: “Bow down, the Queen is in the building,” we’re told. It sounds like the kind of thing an announcer says before Beyoncé takes the stage at Madison Square Garden. But we’re actually laying eyes on Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald), an aspiring New Jersey-based white rapper who gets bullied on the street about her weight. And Patricia isn’t even on a stage. She’s walking down the aisle of a grocery store — but she’s doing it with the same bravado as someone performing for thousands, which suggests that she might have the confidence and charisma to actually make it to the top.

Patricia is known to friends as Killa-p, but she goes by Patti Cake$ as a performer. The trailer shows that launching a career isn’t going to be easy for Patti Cake$ — she doesn’t even have the support of her own mother. “You don’t have a musical bone in your body and you sure as hell can’t sing,” her mom says. But Patti Cake$ isn’t giving up. “You’ve got this. You’re a boss bitch,” she tells herself during a pep talk in front of a mirror.

Macdonald’s previous credits include “American Horror Story,” “2 Broke Girls,” and “Toolies.”

“Patti Cake$” made its world premiere at Sundance in January, where it received numerous standing ovations and excellent reviews — plus caused a bidding war. Fox Searchlight came out victorious, and shelled out $10.5 million for worldwide rights to the film, one of the biggest deals of the fest.

Written and directed by Geremy Jasper, “Patti Cake$” hits theaters August 18.

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Trailer Watch: An Aspiring Rapper Makes a Name for Herself in “Patti Cake$” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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