For a mini reunion of The Wire, you’ll want to catch VH1’s next original movie. The network announced that Method Man has been cast in The Breaks. The film will chronicle three young friends trying to break into the hip-scene back in 1990. Method plays Darryl Van Puten Sr, the father of DeeVee (Mack Wilds) who discourages his son from pursuing music and probably criticizes his adoration of that damned Wu-Tang Clan. (Yes, 36 Chambers was not released until 1993. Don’t ruin the possible in-joke!)
The film also stars Wilds, Wood Harris—Wire alums, like Method Man—Afton Williamson (Banshee), David Call (Gossip Girl) and Antoine Harris (HBO’s new series Ballers), Evan Handler (Californication), and Russell Hornsby (Grimm). Seth Mann (The Wire) directed and wrote the movie, which is based on Dan Charnas’ novel The Big Paycheck, which tracks the history of hip-hop and the business surrounding it.
Production is in progress. The fill will premiere this fall.