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‘Breaking’ Trailer: John Boyega’s Marine Vet Takes Bank Hostage In Bleecker Street Thriller

John Boyega in 'Breaking'

Bleecker Street today unveiled the trailer for its John Boyega thriller Breaking—formerly titled 892—which is slated fo release in theaters nationwide on August 26.

The film from director Abi Damaris Corbin is based on the true story of Marine Veteran Brian Brown-Easley (Boyega), who finds himself financially desperate and running out of options after being denied support from Veterans Affairs. Subsequently, he takes a bank and several of its employees hostage, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with the police.

“I really loved Breaking. It’s just a really incredible story about a man who reaches his edge,” Boyega told Deadline at Monday night’s premiere of the Jordan Peele horror, Nope. “It’s a really, really epic story, and [the late] Michael K. Williams does an incredible performance in it.”

The crime drama written by Corbin & Kwame Kwei-Armah also stars Nicole Beharie, Connie Britton, Olivia Washington and Selenis Leyva. It was produced by Ashley Levinson, Salman Al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Kevin Turen and Mackenzie Fargo. Exec producers on the project included 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.

Other upcoming releases from Bleecker Street include the Dale Dickey-Wes Studi romance A Love Story, James Pondsoldt’s Summering and the Helen Mirren starrer Golda, from Oscar-winning director Guy Nattiv. Watch the trailer for Breaking by clicking above.

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