Jonah Hill makes his feature directorial debut with coming-of-age film Mid90s, which he has also written.
It isn’t as comedic as some may expect from the Oscar-nominated actor. Mid90s, as the title suggests, is set in L.A. in the mid ’90s and follows a 13-year-old boy over a summer as he navigates his troubled home life and the time he spends with new friends made at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
It look like a well-crafted, thoughtful picture, with a focus on realism and quite the performance from young Sunny Suljic. Suljic, by the way, voiced and mo-capped Atreus, son of Kratos, in the acclaimed Playstation 4 game God of War. The cast also includes Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (on a roll after Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Joel Edgerton’s upcoming Boy Erased) and Katherine Waterston. Keep an eye on this one.
Mid90s opens in the US on 19 October.
Official logline for Mid90s:
Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid 90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA 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.