Bleecker Street said Tuesday that it acquired U.S. rights to the dramatic thriller 892, starring John Boyega (Star Wars franchise) and the late Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire). The film recently made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition, where it won its Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast. The independently financed distributor is planning a late-summer release in theaters nationwide.
Based on a true
story, the feature directorial debut of Abi Damaris Corbin picks up
with former U.S. Marine Brian Brown-Easley (Boyega) as his disability check
from Veterans Affairs fails to materialize, watching as he finds himself on the
brink of poverty. Desperate and with no other options, he walks into a Wells
Fargo Bank and says, “I’ve got a bomb.” What ensues is an edge-of-your-seat
narrative that reminds us of the social responsibility we have to our soldiers,
our colleagues, our families as well as to strangers.
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