September 7, 2023 – Read about our new film premiering at TIFF this weekend, with an exclusive clip, in Deadline below:
EXCLUSIVE: American filmmaker Minhal Baig made waves with her 2019 breakout Sundance title Hala, and she’s back this year with the TIFF Centerpiece title We Grown Now...
The pic is set in 1992 Chicago. Synopsis reads: 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.
Baig produced the film alongside Joe Pirro from a screenplay she also wrote. Executive producers are Jurnee Smollett, Jeff Skoll, Anikah McLaren, James Schamus, and Carrie Holt de Lama. Cast features Smollett, Blake Cameron James, Gian Knight Ramirez, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Lil Rel Howery. Participant is handling world sales.
Continue reading and see the clip here.