Actor John Boyega stars as the leading man Brian Brown-Easley in the new Bleecker Street movie, Breaking. It will be released nationwide in theaters on Aug. 26, 2022.
Michael K. Williams as Eli Bernard, Nicole Beharie as Estel Valerie, Connie Britton as Lisa Larson, and Robb Derringer as Chief Jack Quail, round out the cast alongside Boyega in the film, which was previously called 892.
Behind the scenes, the thrillering drama was written and directed by Abi Damaris Corbin and co-written by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Producers include Ashley Levinson, Salman Al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Kevin Turen and Mackenzie Fargo.
Corbin, Kwei-Armah, Boyega, Josh Bearman, Josh Davis, Arthur Spector, Simmons Frazier, William Greenfield, Sam Levinson, Harrison Huffman, Jarrett Turner, Katia Washington, Max Goldfarb, Moudhy Al-Rashid, Aaron Gell, and Femi Oguns all serve as executive producers on the project.
So what can we expect to see in Breaking?
What is Breaking starring John Boyega about?
Former Marine veteran Brian Brown-Easley hits his breaking point when he isn’t getting the support he needs from Veteran’s Affairs upon his return from serving. Finding himself in a financially desperate spot, on the verge of homelessness, running out of options, and thinking of his daughter, he decides to take the employees in a Wells Fargo bank hostage. This sets the stage for a tense confrontation with police.
The production is based on the real-life story of Brian Brown-Easley. In 2017, he took the Atlanta-based bank hostage after he was denied support from the VA. In reality, he let everyone besides two bank employees leave the building and told police he didn’t want to rob the bank. He just wanted the $892 that was owed to him by the VA.
The trailer gives us a glimpse of what to expect to see from the movie including how he was able to do it, the reason the 33-year-old made this decision (he wanted to raise to attention that he wasn’t receiving support from the VA), and the conversations between him and Sgt. Bernard.
You’ll be able to watch Breaking on the big screen when the film released in theaters on Friday, Aug. 26.