'Charm City Kings': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Will Smith-produced drama on HBO Max
'Charm City Kings' is all set to premiere on HBO Max. The rights to the movie, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020 where it won the US Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, was acquired by HBO Max from Sony Pictures Entertainment back in May. The drama was earlier scheduled for release in the spring of 2020 by Sony Pictures Classics but the date was later shifted to August 14. Skipping the theatrical release, the movie will now premiere on HBO Max.
Announcing the news, HBO Max, from its official handle, tweeted, "Every Sunday in the summer, you either show up or show out. How far would you go to chase your dreams? @CharmCityKings is streaming October 8 on HBO Max. @HBOMaxImpact"
Here's everything you need to know about 'Charm City Kings'!
'Charm City Kings' will start streaming from Thursday, October 8, 2020, on HBO Max.
According to IMDb, the film's official synopsis reads, "Fourteen-year-old Mouse desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets."
'Charm City Kings' stars Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Teyonah Parris, Donielle Tremaine Hansley and Kezii Curtis.
Jahi Di'Allo Winston as Mouse
Jahi Di'Allo Winston is a 16-year-old actor who has been previously seen in films like 'The Dead Don't Die' (2019), 'The Upside' (2017) and 'Queen & Slim' (2019).
Meek Mill as Blax
Grammy-nominated rapper Meek Mill is making his acting debut with 'Charm City Kings'. He has also contributed music for films such as 'Bright' (2017), 'Spring Breakers' (2012) and 'Creed' (2015).
Teyonah Parris as Terri
Teyonah Parris is known for her role as Dawn Chambers in the critically-acclaimed television drama 'Mad Men' (2012–15) and for starring in Spike Lee's satirical drama 'Chi-Raq'. She's also been seen in Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk' (2018), 'Dear White People' (2014) and the Fox TV show 'Empire'.
The film also stars William Catlett as Detective Rivers who is known for performances in films such as '84' (2018), 'Love Is' (2018) and 'Malcolm' (2019). Child actor Donielle Tremaine Hansley makes his acting debut with 'Charm City Kings' playing Lamont, while Kezii Curtis, who has previously been in films like 'Dolemite Is My Name' (2019) and 'Insecure' (2016), will be seen portraying the role of Sweartagawd.
'Charm City Kings' has been directed by Angel Manuel Soto, a newcomer director. The screenplay of the film has been written by Sherman Payne, while the story has been penned by Kirk Sullivan, Chris Boyd and 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins. It's based on the 2013 documentary film '12 O'Clock Boys' by Lofty Nathan. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith serve as the executive producers.
The trailer of the movie was released back in February. You can watch it here:
Where to watch
'Charm City Kings' will be available for streaming on HBO Max starting Thursday, October 8, 2020.
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