Charlie Hunnam leads Thai boxing flick ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

Billy Moore's "A Prayer Before Dawn"

Billy Moore's "A Prayer Before Dawn"

For those of you who wanted more action – and less symbolism – from Nicolas Refn’s Only God Forgives, brace yourself for some good news: Production for Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s (Johnny Mad Dog) Thai boxing thriller A Prayer Before Dawn starts shooting in the Summer of 2015.

The upcoming film is based on Billy Moore’s acclaimed autobiography of the same name about “the true story of one man’s unbelievable journey, from recovering heroin addict in the UK to professional competitor in the devastating martial art of Muay Thai boxing in Thailand,” according to Amazon.com’s book description.

Screen Daily describes A Prayer Before Dawn as being “crossover genre fare in the vein of Drive and The Raid.” Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), who will be playing Moore, is currently taking up Muay Thai training for the film’s action sequences.

We’ll keep you updated on this project as we hear more.

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