“I’ve tried to use these years here to be a better human being,” says Louis (Jeffrey Wright, Westworld) during the final weeks of his 24-year sentence.
Once the head of a prominent prison gang, his impending release is upended when he takes new arrival Beecher (Theothus Carter), who is being courted by gang leadership, under his wing. Coming to grips with the indelibility of his crime and the challenge of reentering society, Louis finds his freedom hanging in the balance as he struggles to save Beecher, says HBO.
It also stars William Fichtner, Boyd Holbrook, Mare Winningham, Bahni Turpin, Yul Vazquez, David Patrick Kelly, and Ato Essandoh.
O.G. premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film. It was filmed at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana, a maximum security prison where many of the men incarcerated there were cast in roles.
O.G. is an HBO Films and Maven Pictures Presentation in association with Brookstreet Pictures, a Great Curve Films production of a Madeleine Sackler film; producers, Madeleine Sackler, Boyd Holbrook, Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, Nick Gordon, Trevor Matthews, Stephen Belber, Ged Dickersin; executive producers, Sharon Chang, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Mark Steele, Nic Marshall.