The coming-of-age film from A24 follows a 13-year-old boy named Stevie (Sunny Suljic) and his group of friends who attempt to navigate drinking, drugs, fighting, sex, looking cool and fitting in while making some bad choices along the way.
Throughout the trailer, Stevie is shown butting heads with his older brother, finding salvation in skateboarding, running from the cops and exploring relationships for the first time. Though the trailer hints at a darker story, the movie also alludes to the common growing pains experienced by teens throughout their adolescent years.
“A lot of the time we feel like our lives are the worst. But I think if you looked in anybody else’s closet, you wouldn’t trade your shit for their shit,” a friend tells Stevie, who seems to struggle with his tense relationship with his family.
The trailer also teases that the film embodies a dated style aesthetic reminiscent of cameras used during the 1990s.
Though the movie is being released this year, Hill has been tied to the dramedy since 2016. Despite the pic marking his first hand at directing, the actor has written before — he co-wrote the movie 21 Jump Street, created the animated series Allen Gregory and worked on screenplays such as The Adventurer’s Handbook. Hill does not act in Mid90s.
Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt and Alexa Demie also star in the film. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush joined Hill as producers.
Mid90s is set to hit theaters Oct. 19.