VIDEO: Skater Culture Takes Center Stage in Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut ‘Mid90s’
Actor and Stern Show celebrity superfan also wrote the film, dropping into theaters in OctoberJuly 24, 2018
A young boy with a rough home life finds solace in skateboarding in “Mid90s,” an upcoming film written and directed by Oscar-nominated actor and Stern Show celebrity superfan Jonah Hill.
Set to the sounds of Kanye West and ‘90s-era Wu-Tang Clan, the official trailer for the coming-of-age story (above) follows Stevie (Sunny Suljic), a 13-year-old Los Angeleno who befriends a group of skateboarders one summer and immerses himself in the culture as a way to escape his troubled family life.
Distributed by A24—the indie studio behind recent award-worthy hits like “Lady Bird,” “Moonlight,” and Robert Pattinson’s “Good Time—“Mid90s” co-stars Lucas Hedges (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”), Alexa Demie (“Ray Donovan”), Na-kel Smith, and Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show,” “Neighbors”).
When Jonah visited the Stern Show most recently in 2016, the multi-talented entertainer opened up to Howard and his listeners about a variety of subjects, from meeting staffer JD Harmeyer’s then-girlfriend at “Saturday Night Live” to officiating the wedding between model Behati Prinsloo and fellow Stern Show veteran Adam Levine. He also recounted getting pranked by Leonardo DiCaprio during the filming of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Listen to his conversation with the King of All Media (below).
“Mid90s” opens in theaters Oct. 19.