August 19, 2011

ATTACK THE BLOCK Star John Boyega Invades Atlanta

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Written by: Kim Ford
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Straits Restaurant in Atlanta played host to a press luncheon on Friday with rising British actor John Boyega, star of the hit film ATTACK THE BLOCK .

Fresh off a national press tour for the critically-acclaimed sci-fi urban pop-culture movie, the 19-year-old Boyega dished on the making of ATTACK THE BLOCK (“It was my first feature film and one of the best experiences of my life”), comparisons to Denzel Washington (“I never know what to say to that other than ‘thanks!’), his crush on Meagan Good (“The secret’s out!” he laughed) and the London riots (“The riots have impacted the neighborhood my family lives in, but what the media doesn’t show is all the young people who have banded together and are cleaning up the area; not everyone is rioting and looting”).

Recently signed by Creative Artists Agency, Boyega has relocated to Hollywood, where he says the industry has embraced him.

ATTACK THE BLOCK, directed by Joe Cornish, opens in six more cities (Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, D.C., Orlando and Phoenix) on August 19. It’s cool, witty, action packed and received lots of Kudos from Spike Lee. Imagine aliens attacking the hood…in south London! Check it out!
Photos: Screen Gems & James Pray

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