Emcee/Actor/TV Host Ludacris is starring in a new indie movie called “Ride”! Ride is an indie film based the life of Glasgow, Scotland BMX pro John Buultjens, who will be played by Shane Graham.
“Following a violent incident at 8 years of age, a troubled youth from a white supremacist family is sent to a juvenile detention center by the courts. After spending the better part of his childhood locked up, a persistent social worker finally finds him potential foster parents. He becomes hopeful until the foster parents arrive and he discovers that his foster father is black. With no better alternative, he agrees to go home with them. Things are tumultuous at first, but the foster father is determined to get through to him. When he discovers his foster sons fascination with BMX and teaches him how to ride a bicycle, the two start to form a bond and helps thrust him down the path to BMX glory.”
The movie made its debut at the Newport Film Festival back in April and is set to be released later this year.
The trailer looks pretty good, we’re looking forward to seeing it!
-John Buultjens is currently the Global Brand Manager Haro BMX
-John will actually be playing his father in the film. <–Click on that link for a really great in depth interview with John
-Mike Escamilla plays a BMX announcer in the film
-You know how we like to show the connection between HipHop and BMX on SugarCayne….well, Ludacris staring in a movie about BMX is yet another example folks! 😉