Breaking, the first theatrical release from Vox Media Studios, is now in theaters. Starring John Boyega and produced by Vox Media Studios’ Epic Magazine, Breaking tells the true story of Marine veteran Brian Brown-Easley (Boyega) who takes a bank and several of its employees hostage after being denied support from Veterans Affairs.
In addition to Boyega, Breaking stars Michael K. Williams in his final role, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, Connie Britton, and Olivia Washington. The film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Bleecker Street acquired the domestic rights at Sundance and Universal Pictures is handling international distribution.
Breaking was adapted from Aaron Gell’s article, “They Didn’t Have To Kill Him” and directed by Abi Damaris Corbin. The screenplay was written by Corbin & Kwame Kwei-Armah and produced by Salman Al-Rashid and Sam Frohman of Salmira Productions, Mackenzie Fargo from Epic, and Ashley Levinson and Kevin Turen from Little Lamb. Epic’s Joshuah Bearman, Joshua Davis, and Arthur Spector Executive Produced along with Boyega and Katia Washington.
Epic Magazine is a production and media company founded by investigative journalists Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis. Part of Vox Media Studios, Epic is known for its nonfiction storytelling expertise, as well as creating and adapting extraordinary true stories for film and television. More than 50 articles by Bearman, Davis, and Epic writers have been optioned for the screen, including the article that served as the basis for the movie ARGO, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Season Two of Epic’s television show LITTLE AMERICA will be available to stream on AppleTV+. LITTLE AMERICA has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards, BAFTA Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards. BIG CIGAR, our six-part limited series with Apple TV+ and Warner Brothers TV, is currently in production starring André Holland with Don Cheadle directing.