Breaking Movie Poster


August 26, 2022
1hr 43min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Breaking (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Breaking Movie Details:

Based on“They Didn’t Have to Kill Him” by Aaron Gell
Country United States
Language English
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
Release datesJanuary 21, 2022 (Sundance)
August 26, 2022 (United States)
Running time1hr 43min
Age ratingPG-13
CastJohn Boyega
Nicole Beharie
Selenis Leyva
Connie Britton
Jeffrey Donovan
Directed by Abi Damaris Corbin
Written byAbi Damaris Corbin
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Produced bySalman Al-Rashid
Sam Frohman
Mackenzie Fargo
Ashley Levinson
Kevin Turen
Cinematography by Doug Emmett
Edited by Chris Witt
Music byMichael Abels
Production CompaniesSalmira Productions
Epic Magazine
Little Lamb
UpperRoom Productions
Distributor Bleecker Street

Breaking Movie Cast & Characters:

  • John Boyega as Lance Corporal Brian Brown-Easley
  • Michael Kenneth Williams as Eli Bernard
  • Nicole Beharie as Estel Valerie
  • Selenis Leyva as Rosa Diaz
  • Connie Britton as Lisa Larson
  • Jeffrey Donovan as Major Riddick
  • Robb Derringer as Chief Jack Quail
  • Olivia Washington as Cassandra Easley
  • London Covington as Kiah Brown-Easley


When Marine Veteran Brian Brown-Easley is denied support from Veterans Affairs, financially desperate and running out of options, he takes a bank and several of its employees’ hostage, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with the police. Based on the true story.

Breaking Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Opening Weekend$985,921
Worldwide Collection$2,806,359

About Breaking Movie:

  • Breaking is an American thriller crime drama film written and directed by Abi Damaris Corbin, who co-wrote the film with Kwame Kwei-Armah. The film also stars Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, Connie Britton, and Jeffrey Donovan.
  • The film is based on the true story of Brown-Easley, detailed in the 2018 Task & Purpose article “They Didn’t Have to Kill Him” by Aaron Gell.
  • On March 2, 2021, it was announced that Jonathan Majors would star in the film, then titled 892. On July 8, 2021, it was reported that John Boyega replaced Jonathan Majors due to a scheduling conflict with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023).
  • Principal photography began on July 6, 2021, and ended on August 16, 2021, in Los Angeles.
  • Breaking premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival under its original title 892 on January 21, 2022, and was released in the United States by Bleecker Street on August 26, 2022. The film received generally positive reviews from critics.
  • In the United States and Canada, Breaking was released alongside The Invitation and Three Thousand Years of Longing. The film debuted to $985,921 from 902 theaters in its opening weekend. It went on to gross $2.8 million at the box office.