Sony Pictures Classics released a teaser trailer for Charm City Kings, a film by Angel Manuel Soto, starring Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Chino Braxton, Lakeyria “Wheelie Queen” Doughty, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, Kezii Curtis, Chandler DuPont, with Teyonah Parris, that is set to debut In Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Following the film’s festival premiere, Sony Pictures Classics will release Charm City Kings in select theaters on April 10, 2020, followed by a wide release on April 17, 2020.
From a screenplay by Sherman Payne with a story by Chris Boyd & Kirk Sullivan and Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Charm City Kings is inspired by the 2013 feature film documentary by Lotfy Nathan.
Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) feels the fierce pull of different forces: Between notorious ex-con Blax (Meek Mill) and concerned Detective Rivers (William Catlett), and between the straight path set for Mouse by his concerned mother (Teyonah Parris) and the dangers of gang life, which took his brother’s life. The one truth Mouse knows is that he loves the power, artistry, and energy of “The Ride” — the exhilarating motorized-dirt-bike scene that is both a pastime and passion on the streets of Baltimore. During one eventful summer, Mouse has to steer his way through two father figures, a first girlfriend, and the illegal but irresistible thrill of stunt-riding that makes him and his friends feel like Charm City Kings.
Charm City Kings is produced by Caleeb Pinkett, Clarence Hammond, and Marc Bienstock and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment.