Posted by | Ray Cornelius
VH1’s next original movie “The Breaks” welcomes actors Wood Harris, Mack (Tristan) Wilds, Afton Williamson, David Call and Antoine Harris to its cast. 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”). Legendary New York music producer DJ Premier will compose the score and serve as executive music producer for “The Breaks,” which will begin production this week and premiere late Fall 2015.
“The Breaks” will chronicle the journey of Nikki (Williamson), David (Call) and DeeVee (Wilds), three friends united by their love of hip-hop, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry. The film will travel viewers back to the summer of 1990 in New York City where the music industry’s artists and hustlers intersect in the dance clubs and the street corners of the still crime-ridden city. But they will all soon discover lives can be broken as fast as legends can be born.
“The Breaks” is the third movie in VH1’s recent successful push into scripted programming, following the 2013 record-breaking premiere of “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” and the success of last year’s original movie, “Drumline: A New Beat.”