Release Date Announced for 'We Grown Now,' Produced by Professor James Schamus

Joséphine Simonian
February 23, 2024

Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films have announced the official release date of We Grown Now, a coming-of-age film executive produced by Professor of Professional Practice James Schamus. The film will hit theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago on April 19, 2024, before expanding nationwide on May 10. 

The film, written and directed by Minhal Baig (Hala), takes place in 1992 Chicago, as Michael Jordan solidifies himself as a champion. As wide-eyed and imaginative best friends, Malik (Blake Cameron James) and Eric (Gian Knight Ramirez) 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.

The film premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, where Baig received a Changemaker Award. It is currently up for three  Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

Watch the trailer for We Grown Now below.