Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse (JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON, Queen & Slim, Proud Mary, The Upside) feels the fierce pull of different forces: Between notorious ex-con Blax (Grammy-nominated best-selling artist MEEK MILL) and concerned Detective Rivers (WILLIAM CATLETT, TV’s “Black Lightning”), and between the straight path set for Mouse by his concerned mother (TEYONAH PARRIS, If Beale Street Could Talk, Dear White People, TV’s “Empire”) 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 pastime and passion on the streets of Baltimore. During one eventful summer, Mouse steers his way through two father figures, a first girlfriend, the pull of illegal choices and the thrill of stunt-riding that makes him and his friends feel like CHARM CITY KINGS.
CHARM CITY KINGS will debut at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a release in NY/LA/Baltimore on April 10th and nationwide April 17th 2020.
DIRECTED BY: Angel Manuel Soto
SCREENPLAY BY: Sherman Payne
STORY BY: Barry Jenkins, Chris Boyd, & Kirk Sullivan
PRODUCED BY: Caleeb Pinkett, P.G.A, Clarence Hammond, P.G.A, and Marc Bienstock
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and James Lassiter
STARRING: Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, Kezii Curtis, Chino, Lakeyria Doughty, Chandler DuPont, Tyquan Ford, and Teyonah Parris