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John Boyega to star in HBO’s ‘Da Brick’

Thesp to play New Jersey youth in Mike Tyson-inspired drama

John Boyega has landed the lead in the HBO pilot “Da Brick” that Doug Ellin, Mike Tyson and Spike Lee are producing.

Boyega (“Attack the Block”) will play Donnie, a New Jersey youth recently released from a juvenille detention center who learns what it means to be a man for himself and those around him.

Also cast is Julito McCullum from “The Wire,” who will play Donnie’s best friend.

The pilot was penned by John Ridley with Lee on board to direct the pilot.

Boyega is repped by CAA.

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