Meek Mill, Teyonah Parris and Jahi Di-Allo Winston captivate viewers in the first trailer for Charm City Kings. The film is Meek Mill’s acting debut.

Focusing on Baltimore’s dirt bike culture, the film is based on the 2013 documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, directed by Lotfy Nathan. For the 2020 feature film, director Angel Manuel Soto helms the production and expands on the documentary through the story of Mouse (Winston), a young boy who wants to join the same clique his brother was a part of before his untimely death.

According to the official synopsis: “Fourteen-year-old Mouse (Winston) desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. His older brother, Stro, was their top rider before his tragic death—a loss that consumes Mouse as much as his passion for bikes. Mouse’s mom (Parris) and his police mentor, Detective Rivers (William Catlett), work overtime to help the charismatic teen reach his full potential, but when the Midnight Clique’s leader, Blax (Mill), takes the boy under his wing, the lure of revving his own dirt bike skids Mouse toward a roadway past the straight and narrow.”

The trailer was released via Meek Mill’s official YouTube page. He also posted about the film on Twitter, writing, “I used to dream of doing a bike life movie now look,” he said.

The film is produced by Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment with Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter executive producing. Caleeb Pinkett is producing along with Clarence Hammond and Marc Bienstock. Sherman Payne is behind the screenplay, with the story from Barry Jenkins, Kirk Sullivan and Christopher M. Boyd.

The film will have a limited release on April 10, with a nationwide release on April 17.


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