Watch John Boyega in 'Imperial Dreams' Trailer

Between making his feature debut in "Attack the Block" and rocketing to fame in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," John Boyega starred in the drama "American Dreams," which earned acclaim at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film was never released, but the producers now clearly hope Boyega's newfound stardom will help them secure a distributor.

To that end, a teaser trailer for writer/director Malik Vitthal's film is now making the rounds, offering a glimpse of the performance that led J.J. Abrams to cast Boyega in "The Force Awakens."

Boyega plays Bambi, a young father newly released from prison who struggles to care for his son and pursue his dreams of becoming a writer while the boy's mother is incarcerated.

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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