WE GROWN NOW: New Heartwarming Coming of Age Film starring Jurnee Smollet, Lil Rel Howery and S. Epatha Merkerson

We Grown Now, which initially premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, now has its first trailer.

Directed and written by Hala director Minhal Baig, the film stars young newcomers Blake Cameron James, Gian Knight Ramirez, alongside S. Epatha Merkerson, with Lil Rel Howery and Jurnee Smollett.

The film was nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards last year, including Best Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. It also won the Changemaker Award at TIFF.

Here’s The Synopsis | In 1992 Chicago, as Michael Jordan solidifies himself as a champion, a story of two young legends in their own right begins. As wide-eyed and imaginative best friends Malik and Eric traverse the city, looking to escape the mundaneness of school and the hardships of growing up in public housing, their unbreakable bond is challenged when tragedy shakes their community just as they are learning to fly. 

Check out the Trailer below:

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