Meek Mill hasn’t been just a rapper in a long time. He has grown his resume to include titles like social injustice advocate and now he will be adding actor! In the Angel Manuel Soto film Charm City Kings, Meek will play Blax, the leader of a fearless group of dirt bike riders called Midnight Clique. The film tells the story of Mouse, played by Jahi Di’Allo Winston, who aspires to join Baltimore’s infamous Midnight Clique. Blax takes Mouse under his wing, which leads Mouse to a crossroad between the straight-and-narrow lifestyle, or the road of fast money and violence.
Charm City Kings also stars Will Catlett, Teyonah Parris, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, and Kezii Curtis. 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.
“Growing up in Puerto Rico as an aspiring filmmaker, I would’ve never fathomed having my film open with the same logo as many of my favorite films and have its world premiere in Sundance,” said Angel Manuel Soto. “I’ve always admired Sony Pictures Classics’ extraordinary taste and curatorial eye, and to be a part of their roster is a dream come true. I am forever thankful to Caleeb and Clarence from Overbrook for giving me the privilege of bringing this beautiful story to life with such a talented cast and crew, and I can’t think of a better company to bring Charm City Kings and its message to the world.”
After debuting in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival competition, Charm City Kings will be released in certain North American theaters on April 10, 2020. Check out the trailer below.