After recently debuting at Sundance Film Festival, 892, a thriller starring John Boyega and the late Michael K. Williams, has been acquired by Bleecker Street. The film received a Special Jury Award at the festival for Ensemble Cast. Bleecker Street plans for a late-summer theatrical release of the film.
The film is directed by Abi Damaris Corbin. It is based on a true story of former U.S. Marine Brian Brown-Easley, played by Boyega (of Star Wars fame), who fails to receive his disability check from Veterans Affairs, leaving him dangerously close to poverty. In the act of desperation, he walks into a bank with a bomb threat, and from there, the film ensues to remind audiences of the importance of our veterans and why they can’t be left behind.
Corbin wrote the screenplay along with Kwame Kwei-Armah. The ensemble cast includes Nicole Beharie, Connie Britton, Olivia Washington, Selenis Leyva, London Covington, and Jeffrey Donovan.
Bleecker Street co-founder and CEO Andrew Karpen stated: “Abi’s depiction of Brian’s story is an absolutely essential film that we feel deserves the widest possible audience in theaters. It thrillingly delivers an important message and features an incredible performance from John Boyega in addition to the rest of the cast. We look forward to sharing this with audiences across the country.”