The official trailer for Charm City Kings dropped last night and it marks our first real look at Meek Mill‘s cinematic debut.
The film is an adaptation of Lofty Nathan’s 12 O’Clock Boys documentary, which premiered back in 2013. It’s helmed by award-winning director Angel Manuel Soto, while Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith serve as executive producers. Barry Jenkins of Moonlight co-wrote the script. Needless to say, it looks fantastic.
In the film, Mill stars as Blax, the leader of a Baltimore dirt-bike group known as the Midnight Clique. In the trailer, we’re introduced to Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston, The Dead Don’t Die), a 14-year-old desperately trying to join the Clique, much to the dismay of his mother (Teyonah Parris, Dear White People) who has already lost one son to the streets.
Charm City Kings debuts at Sundance Film Festival on January 27 before its theatrical release on April 17. Watch the trailer below.