Spike Lee is back in business at HBO. No nothing about the levees in Louisiana but this time he’s hooking up with noted producer John Ridley to create Da Brick, a boxing drama that has the support of one of the game’s biggest names in Mike Tyson. The story will focus on a young, African American kid who ends up going to prison and returns to the street of Newark, New Jersey to re-gain his life.
The Hollywood Reporter says casting will include John Boyega in the title role. He was recently cast in the movie Attack the Block. Also a familiar name and face on HBO in Julito McCullum who was in the network’s The Wire. Milauna Jemai from NCIS will also be cast in the drama according to the Hollywood Reporter as Boyega’s character Donnie‘s mother.
The storyline has Donnie leaving prison at 18 years of age and becoming a man in what the Reporter quotes as “what it means to be a young, black man in supposedly post racial America.”
Yes, like the Mike Tyson story.
No word on start of production.
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