John Boyega Says Michael K. Williams Was ‘Paid Peanuts’ to Star in ‘Breaking,’ Did It for the ‘Art’
John Boyega still can’t get over just how “incredible” it was to collaborate with the late Michael K.
Williams in upcoming drama “Breaking.”The film, directed by Abi Damaris Corbin, who also co-wrote the script with Kwame Kwei-Armah, tells the true story of a Marine Veteran who was denied support from Veterans Affairs and turned to taking an Atlanta bank hostage in 2017.
Boyega plays veteran Brian Brown-Easley, with “The Wire” icon Williams portraying an officer tasked with talking Brown-Easley down.“I actually requested him to be in this movie, and he came through,” Boyega told Entertainment Tonight about helping cast Williams.
“[He] got paid peanuts just to be a part of the art, so we’ll forever love you, brother.”Boyega added, “To see the trailer today brought back all those emotions and feelings and just being on set with him.”“Breaking,” originally titled “892,” premiered at 2022 Sundance and won the
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