The first trailer for the upcoming indie film The Ride has officially premiered and sees actor/rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges starring in the tale which is inspired by the real-life story of BMX star John Buultjens.

The Ride follows John McCord, who is taken in by Eldridge (Ludacris) and Marianna Buultjens (Sasha Alexander) after a violent, racially-charged incident. The director is Alex Ranarivelo.

As the official description states: Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing and slowly begins to forge a relationship through his foster son’s fascination with extreme sports by giving John his first bike. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and together they speed toward BMX glory and ultimately, redemption.”

Watch the first trailer for The Ride below.

Photo: Roadside Attractions