The clock has struck 12 for Angel Manuel Soto…
The 35-year-old Puerto Rican filmmaker is set to direct the dirt-bike drama, 12 O’clock Boys, starring Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston and Will Catlett.
Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins wrote the initial draft for the script, while Sherman Payne did the rewrites.
The film is based on the Lotfy Nathan-directed documentary of the same title. It follows Mouse, a young boy who wants nothing more than to be a part of the Midnight Clique, a tough group of Baltimore bike riders who rule the summertime streets. As he navigates the challenges of coming of age in a complicated world, he learns the hard way that the choices you make early on can change your life forever.
Filming will begin next month.
Soto made his feature debut in 2015 with La Granja and recently directed Dinner Party, a VR experience that premiered at the New Frontier section of the Sundance Film Festival in 2018.