Samuel Goldwyn Films has released the theatrical trailer for Justin Chon‘s upcoming drama Gook, which stars Chon alongside David So as two brothers who run a shoe store who befriend an 11-year-old African American girl right before the 1992 L.A. riots break out. The film also stars Simone Baker, Curtiss Cook, Jr., Sang Chon, and Ben Munoz.
Gook opens in theaters August 18 in Los Angeles and August 25 in New York and nationwide.
Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles. These two brothers strike up a unique and unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla (Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point in L.A. as the “infamous” L.A. Riots break out.