Movie fans now have their first look at “Charm City Kings,” a theatrical adaptation of the locally filmed documentary on the city’s dirt biker culture, “12 O’Clock Boys.”
Rapper Meek Mill, who stars in the film, shared a teaser on his YouTube page. Watch it below.
The film follows Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), a 14-year-old Baltimore boy who wants to join the Midnight Clique dirt-bike riding crew, despite pushback from his mother and a mentor.
With executive producer credits from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith (a Baltimore native), and a co-writing credit from Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”), “Charm City Kings” has some serious Hollywood heavy-hitters backing it.
As The Sun has reported, director Angel Manuel Soto and his crew shot on location in 2018, and the finished product is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which starts on Jan. 23.
The movie, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, will get a wider release in April.
Lotfy Nathan’s 2013 documentary “12 O’Clock Boys” traced the life of Pug, a young West Baltimore boy who finds companionship in a dirt bike crew shortly after his older brother dies.
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