Meek Mill has dominated music, particularly with last years Grammy nominated album, Championships Now, the Philly MC is making his mark in film, with Charm City Kings.
The Angel Manuel Soto directed film, “Charm City Kings” will make its debut on Monday, January 27th in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Festival. The festival will run between January 3rd to February 2nd. The film 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. Sony Pictures Classics also announced Tuesday that following the Sundance release, it will release the film in select theaters on April 10th, 2020, followed by a wider release on April 17th.
In a statement, Sony Pictures Classics expressed their excitement over the upcoming release.
“We are excited to be bringing this richly energized and timely drama to American audiences. Angel Manuel Soto is an important voice in independent film and we look forward to celebrating him and the movie at the world premiere in Sundance.”
Meek will portray the role of Blax, leader of the ruthless Midnight Clique, a biker gang in Baltimore that recruits a 14-year-old by the name of Mouse, played by Jahi Di’Allo Winston. Mouse will soon find himself torn between the street life and a life of righteousness.
Considering that Meek has always been a bike connoisseur of sorts, a leading role in a biker gang saga seems quite fitting for the 32-year-old.