Bleecker Street has acquired the U.S. rights to Abi Damaris Corbin’s (The Suitcase) debut feature 892 starring John Boyega (Star Wars, Attack the Block), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”, 12 Years a Slave), Nicole Beharie (Shame, 42), Connie Britton (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Little Things), Selenis Leyva (Spider-Man: Homecoming, “Orange Is the New Black”), London Covington (Hunters) and Jeffrey Donovan (“Burn Notice”, Changeling) following its premiere at the Sundance film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Bleecker Street is planning a late summer nationwide theatrical release.
Based on a true story, when former U.S. Marine Brian Brown-Easley’s disability check fails to materialize from Veterans Affairs, 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 thriller that reminds us of the social responsibility we have to our soldiers, our colleagues, our families and to strangers as well.
Director and screenwriter, Abi Damaris Corbin said: “We put our hearts and souls into the honest telling of Brian’s story and it is a joy to partner with the team at Bleecker Street, knowing they are committed to do the same.”