The first trailer for Thailand prison drama A Prayer Before Dawn has been released, a warm-up to the film’s planned 2018 release. In a splashy Berlin sale this year, A24closed a deal for North American rights to the pic, a Jean-Stephane Sauvaire-directed action film that provides a breakout opportunity for Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole.
Producers are Rita Dagher, Nicholas Simon and Hurricane Films’ Sol Papdopoulos and Roy Boulter. Executive producers are Meridian Entertainment’s Jennifer Dong and Figo Li along with James Schamus. Meridian Entertainment financed the film through its production deal with Schamus’s Symbolic Exchange. The script was written by Jonathan Hirschbein, based on a prior draft by Nick Saltrese, and also stars Vithaya Pansringarm and Panya Yimmumphai.