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BET+ is set to electrify audiences with the premiere of “YOUNG. WILD. FREE.” on Thursday, June 27.

This gripping coming-of-age film features an all-star cast, including Sanaa Lathan, Mike Epps, Algee Smith, and Sierra Capri, and is directed by the talented Thembi L. Banks.

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A Thrilling Story of Youth and Rebellion

YOUNG. WILD. FREE.” follows the tumultuous journey of Brandon, played by Algee Smith, a high school senior whose life takes a thrilling and dangerous turn.

Brandon, a struggling teen responsible for caring for his two younger siblings, uses his art as an escape from his challenging day-to-day life.

However, his world is upended when he meets Cassidy, portrayed by Sierra Capri.

Cassidy is a bedazzled bad girl exuding confidence, freedom, and danger.

After she robs Brandon at gunpoint, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her.

What starts as a tumultuous encounter quickly evolves into a partnership reminiscent of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde.

Together, they navigate an increasingly perilous path, with Brandon seamlessly slipping into the role of Clyde to Cassidy’s Bonnie.

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Stellar Performances

The film boasts powerful performances from its lead actors.

Algee Smith, known for his roles in “The Hate U Give” and “Euphoria,” delivers a compelling portrayal of Brandon, capturing the struggles and aspirations of a teenager on the brink of adulthood.

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Sierra Capri, who rose to fame with her role in “On My Block,” brings a magnetic and dangerous allure to Cassidy, making her character both intriguing and unpredictable.

Veteran actors Sanaa Lathan and Mike Epps add depth to the story with their performances.

Lathan, a powerhouse in the industry with a career spanning over two decades, brings her signature intensity to the screen.

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Epps, known for his comedic genius, adds a layer of complexity to his role, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

Behind the Scenes

YOUNG. WILD. FREE.” is directed by Thembi L. Banks, whose vision brings a fresh and dynamic perspective to the coming-of-age genre.

The screenplay, co-written by Juel Taylor and Banks, is based on a story by Tony Rettenmaier and Taylor.

The film is produced by MACRO Film Studios, Confluential Films, and No Label Productions, with a team of executive producers including Codie Elaine Oliver, Charlotte Koh, Prince Baggett, Jo Henriquez, Mark R. Wright, Jenna Cavelle, Tony Rettenmaier, Juel Taylor, Thembi L. Banks, and Sanaa Lathan.

The production team also includes notable names like Charles D. King, James Lopez, Poppy Hanks, Tommy Oliver, Baron Davis, and Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, who have collectively brought their expertise to create a film that is both visually stunning and emotionally resonant.

A Word from the Director

Director Thembi L. Banks shared her excitement about the film, stating, “This story is a powerful exploration of youth, rebellion, and the choices we make. Algee and Sierra brought such raw energy and authenticity to their roles, and I can’t wait for audiences to experience their journey.”

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Don’t Miss the Premiere

YOUNG. WILD. FREE.” promises to be a thrilling ride that captures the essence of youth and the allure of danger.

With its premiere on BET+ on June 27, viewers are in for an unforgettable experience.


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