Meet The Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘Da Brick’ Series
HBO has picked up the boxing drama that is loosely based on Mike Tyson‘s early life. British actor John Boyega, star of the hit film ‘Attack The Block,’ has been cast in the lead role of Spike Lee‘s ‘Da Brick.’
The Hollywood Reporter stated that Boyega will play Donnie, 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.
Milauna Jemai (NCIS) will play Lynette, Donnie’s mother, with him he reconnects with following a 14-month separation.
Julito McCullum (The Wire) will play Kevin, Donnie’s best friend and the one person he can’t leave behind, no matter how much he may want to.
Kamahl “Naiqui” Palmer (Gossip Girl) is set as Malik, the moral center of Donnie’s tight group of friends who is looking for direction between his middle-class upbringing and the harder realities of his environment.
Da Brick is described as a contemporary exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in a supposedly post-racial America.