Breaking In centers on Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union), a mother whose kids are being held hostage in a high tech security home. Instead of panicking and succumbing to pressure, Shaun takes matters into her own hands.
“I think what we see from this film is a woman (and) mom saving her damn self,” said Union. “No one is coming to the rescue. She has to figure it out. She doesn’t have the resources. She doesn’t have traditional weapons. She’s got to out think these bad guys, she has to outfox them, and she’s got to just figure it out like most women and most moms who don’t get the resources or the attention or the love. They are consistently underrated but we figure it out, we magically succeed, and we do heroic things daily.”
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Breaking In opens nationwide May 11.