“Breaking” is based on the real-life events of Brian Brown-Easley. Breaking is a unique heartbreaking true story of a Veteran. “Breaking” follows a former U.S. Marine who, when Veterans Affairs withholds his disability payment, is on the verge of becoming homeless. With no other choice, he holds hostages in an Atlanta WellsFargo that is instantly surrounded by police while claiming to have a bomb.
Breaking Trailer Explained
In the Breaking movie’s first teaser, a purported bank robbery turns into a political statement. John Boyega plays a former Marine who will stop at nothing to make his voice heard.
The true account of Lance Corporal Brian Easley, a soldier who tried to blow up a bank to draw attention to the American government’s mistreatment of the military, is told in the film Breaking, formerly known as 892.
The video immediately transports us to the Wells Fargo Bank building in the Atlanta suburbs of Georgia, where Easley decided to direct his attack to expose how the government deserts ex-Marines.
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Easley was still doomed to poverty when he returned home after serving in the Navy, suffering from PTSD and visual field loss. The $892 cheque he was expected to receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs but never did was the tipping point.
Easley held a bank hostage while claiming to have bombs in his rucksack to garner the attention he desired. Despite using a violent threat to get police and the media to the bank, Easley was not after any blood, and he successfully negotiated the release of every hostage before he was slain.
Easley never intended to hurt anyone, which is further demonstrated by the fact that there were no explosives in his backpack. Boyega does an excellent job portraying a complex character in the trailer who is both ready to do whatever it takes to be heard and worried about other people’s safety.
Even though Easley didn’t survive the incident, the clip demonstrates how the next film would fairly address the veteran’s complaints.
Breaking is directed by Abi Damaris Corbin and Kwame Kwei-Armah wrote Breaking’s script, Breaking stars John Boyega, Michael K. Williams, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, and Connie Britton.
Breaking will be released in theatres on August 26.