Jonah Hill has written and directed his first ever film, Mid 90s, which is being produced and distributed by the American independent entertainment company, A24. Highly anticipated by fans of the influential streetwear idol, the coming-of-age comedy-drama hit screens in the US on 19th October.
The narrative follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old growing up in the 90s, who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
Focusing on authenticity in the depiction of skateboarding culture, the actor-gone-director has incurred “pain staking costs in making sure that even the biggest asshole could watch this movie and be like that’s how it is.” Jonah’s ambition is to produce a film that protects the skateboarding and Hip-Hop culture, something he feels no other film does.
Growing up listening to the likes of Wu-Tang and Mobb Deep, and casting Na-Kel Smith and Sunny Suljic, we can expect to hear some iconic music and see some of the rawest skateboarding this generation has to offer.
Jonah Hill is one of the most visible actors in the world right now, so it is of no surprise that he has become a regular tabloid fixture. Yet, his closely papped lifestyle has evolved into a library of looks rather than anything remotely salacious. His off-duty style is seriously on-point, and he is regularly seen wearing pieces from the skateboarding brand, Palace. His love of skateboarding has now been transferred to the medium of film.
“This stuff is so easily fucked up in movies because skateboarding is always butchered so badly. Our marching order was to respect skateboarding.”
You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igfhy3Q5CeI