VH1‘s upcoming 1990’s Hip-Hop flick, The Breaks, isn’t set to make its debut until this winter, but the network rolled out a brief teaser clip to get viewers primed and ready. The movie features performances from The Wire alumni Wood Harris and Mack Wilds, along with Wu-Tang Clan star, Method Man.
The Breaks is based on author Dan Charnas’ The Big Payback book, which broke down some behind-the-scenes happenings of the music industry. VH1’s trailer is only 15 seconds long, but it should give viewers a good sense of what they can expect in the old-school lookback.
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“The Breaks” reunites two Wire favorites Wood Harris (Remember The Titans, Paid in Full) and Mack Wilds (90210). Our cast is led by Afton Williamson (Banshee, Pariah, Man on a Ledge) and newcomers David Call (Gossip Girl) along with Antoine Harris (HBO’s series Ballers and Starz’s Power), Evan Handler (Californication, Sex & The City), Russell Hornsby (Grimm, Lincoln Height) and rapper Method Man. Based on the book by journalist Dan Charnas’ entitled “The Big Payback,” a narrative history of the hip-hop business, “The Breaks” is written, directed and executive produced by Seith Mann (The Wire, The Walking Dead, Homeland) and is scored and executive music produced by the legendary, DJ Premier.
So what are you waiting on? Check out VH1’s The Breaks teaser in the clip below.