‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ on Apple TV+: How Cooper Raiff became actor and director for this film

‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ on Apple TV+: How Cooper Raiff became actor and director for this film
Cooper Raiff in a still from 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' (Apple TV +)

Apple TV + is bringing a coming-of-age modern romantic comedy film ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’. The film has been written, directed, co-edited, and produced by filmmaker and actor Cooper Raiff. ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ has been produced by Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig and Jessica Switch. The film will be released on Apple TV + on June 17, 2022, at 3:01 am EST.

The plot of the film revolves around Andrew (Cooper Raiff) who is a bar mitzvah host. He strikes up an unlikely and unconventional friendship with Domino (Dakota Johnson) and her autistic daughter Lola (Vanessa Burghardt). What follows next in this film is a journey full of emotions, drama, romance, and fun where there are many new feelings and realizations which are bound to change Domino, Andrew, and Lola’s life forever. With the film set to release on Apple TV + soon, let’s take a look at some of the main cast members. Before that, audiences can also watch these romantic comedy films like ‘Butlers in Love’ and ‘Love, Classified’.


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What is the name of Cooper Raiff’s first movie?

The 23-years-old star made his big break in the Hollywood industry both as an actor and director with the acclaimed 2020 film 'Shithouse' which won big at the SXSW in 2020. Raiff is going to be seen portraying the character of Andrew in the much-awaited romantic comedy film ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’.

Cooper Raiff in a still from 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' (Apple TV +)

Cooper Raiff is an excellent young actor and director from America. He made his debut at a young age with the short film 'Domum'. Cooper is also a very good coach. From a young age, he gained great experience in directing and acting. The actor's next-awaited film which he has directed, written, co-edited and produced that has become the best romantic comedy film of the year 2022 post its big win at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022 is 'Cha Cha Real Smooth'.

In an interview with Sundance, Copper revealed how the script of the film 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' was been inspired by his real-life — especially the concept of bar party mitzvahs that are seen in the trailer. He said, "I’m not Jewish, but I went to this school in Dallas, Texas. A very big percentage of my school was Jewish. I was there for 14 years. But the reason why the party starting is so visceral is, I was in seventh grade and I went to my first bar mitzvah and first service. There’s no services in this movie, but the whole experience is, you see your close friend and the fruits of his or her labor. And so you’re seeing this whole new life of people that you’ve known for so long. And then the parties are so awkward. There’s a party starter there who every kid was in love with. And so, there’s a lot of very visceral memories from that time".

Also speaking about how he wants to continue acting and directing all his feature films even after this, Cooper said, "I think with “Cha Cha,” I learned how to navigate it better and to really not think of them as two totally separate things, because they’re really not". He added, "Wearing multiple hats just makes it more personal. All the actors were really awesome about it. they were excited to act in a scene with the director and it kind of made them feel like they were directors too almost."

What is Cooper Raiff's current relationship status?

Currently, Cooper Raiff is single.

What is Cooper Raiff’s current net worth?

Cooper Raiff’s current net worth in 2022 is $10 million.

Other cast members include Dakota Johnson, Vanessa Burghardt, Leslie Mann, Evan Assante, Brad Garrett, Kelly O’Sullivan, Raul Castillo, Amara Pedroso Saquel, Odeya Rush, Brooklyn Ramirez, Chris Newman, Javien Mercado, Paul Hurley, Davina Reid, Lisa Velten Smith, Corrie Danieley, and Colton Osorio.

‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ is slated to release on Apple TV + and in select theatres on June 17, 2022.

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