Kevin Winter/Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music FestMeek Mill cannot contain his excitement about his acting debut in the film Charm City Kings, inspired by Baltimore’s infamous dirt bike scene.
“I got locked up for riding bikes and next thing you know I got a movie coming out about bikes …. this s*** be lined up too properly #thankgod,” he tweeted.
Meek Mill plays Blax in the film, the notorious leader the Baltimore dirst bike crew The Midnight Clique. Fourteen-year-old Mouse, played by Jahi Di’Allo Winston, desperately wants to be a part of crew, following in the steps of his late brother, who was the crew’s top rider. Blax takes the young teenager under his wing, teaching him the rules to the game.
Teyonah Parris plays Mouse’s mother, helping him to reach his full potential, along with a police mentor played by William Catlett, from Love Is and Black Lighting. Together, they work together to keep Mouse out of trouble and away from the streets, which might be hard to do.
Executive produced by Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, Charm City Kings is based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys by Lotfy Nathan and made its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in January. The official trailer was released via Meek’s YouTube.
Meek Mill was arrested in 2017 for illegally riding a ATV in New York City, which inspired the beginning of his public fight against the criminal justice system.
Charm City Kings opens in select cities on April 10 and everywhere on April 17.
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