In the trailer for the movie “Hacking,” John Boyega plays a bank robber with a motive greater than simple monetary gain. The film is based on the true story of Brian Brown-Easley, a Marine Corps veteran who was denied the support of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In financial desperation and with no options, he takes the bank and several of its employees hostage, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with the police. The film was originally titled 892 when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, in honor of the amount of money Virginia owed the veteran.
Now Bleecker Street has released a trailer for the film. “Breaking In” has received favorable comparisons to “Dog Noon” and “John Q,” two other films about hostage situations committed by people with good intentions. The difference in this case is that Brown-Easley Boyega also wants to draw attention to his case. Check out the trailer and poster below:
This is the debut feature film directed by Abi Damaris Corbin, who wrote the screenplay Breaking co-authored with Kwame Kwei-Arma, an actor primarily known for his long-running work in the British medical drama Accident. The film stars Nicole Behari (42), Selenis Leyva (“Orange is the Hit of the Season”), Connie Britton (“White Lotus”), Jeffrey Donovan (“Notice of Burning”), Olivia Washington (“Trivia”) and Michael K. Williams (The Wire) in his latest movie role. Breaking and the leading on-screen presence of its star John Boyega looks set to bring thrills and a dramatically relevant story at the end of the summer season, as it premieres in theaters on August 26.