If Nicolas Refn’s Only God Forgives offered too much symbolism, and not enough action, brace yourself for some good news: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s (Johnny Mad Dog) Thai boxing thriller A Prayer Before Dawn will finally be released later this year by A24.
Based on the international best-seller, A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of Billy Moore, a troubled young British boxer sent to one of Thailand’s most notorious jails. Refusing to die inside prison, Billy becomes a student of the lethal art of Muay Thai boxing, and in the process, finds a brotherhood that will guide him on an incredible journey to redemption.
A Prayer Before Dawn stars Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) as Moore (Pacific Rim’s Charlie Hunnam was originally attached to the play the lead, hence the film’s early Teaser Poster). SD describes A Prayer Before Dawn as being “crossover genre fare in the vein of Drive and The Raid.”
We’ll keep you updated on this project as we hear more.