John Boyega to Star in DA BRICK
If you haven't seen ATTACK the BLOCK...well, you suck. And you have no clue how awesome this kid is gonna be.As a young actor, you canít ask for a much better debut vehicle than Attack the Block. John Boyega came out of that movie a star, but it was not immediate clear what Hollywood would do with a black, teenage, British star best known for playing a hoodlum. The answer is very satisfying: Boyega has signed with HBO to star in the boxing drama Da Brick. The show is loosely based on Mike Tysonís upbringing, motivated by an offhand conversation between Tyson and producer Doug Ellin (Entourage). In the fictional version, Boyega will play ďDonnie, who, after his release from juvenlie detention on his 18th birthday begins an exploration of what it means to be a man for himself and those around him.Ē Milauna Jemai (Lincoln Heights), Julito McCullum (The Wire), and Kamahl Naiqui Palmer (Gossip Girl) form the supporting cast.