Jonah Hill is skating back to the "Mid90s."
The Oscar-nominated actor is making his directorial debut with this coming-of-age film. A24 released the first trailer, which introduces a 13-year-old teen named Stevie (Sunny Suljic) who makes friends with skater kids in Los Angeles during the titular time period.
While Hill often blends comedy and drama in his work, "Mid90s" seems to lean more in the latter direction. This isn't a simple tale of happy-go-lucky skater kids — though there is some of that laconic, loose hanging-around vibe — but also a sensitive, serious look at Stevie's troubled home life. The movie also stars Lucas Hedges as his older brother, and Katherine Waterston as his mother.
It certainly appears that Hill has learned a lot from the great directors he's worked with, including Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Judd Apatow, and the Coen Brothers.
"Mid90s" opens in theaters October 19.