Trailer: First Look At “A Prayer Before Dawn”

By Creative Media Times


Independent entertainment company A24 has just released the thrilling trailer for its latest, “A Prayer Before Dawn”, a Thailand prison drama directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire.

Based on the best-selling book “A Prayer Before Dawn: A Nightmare In Thailand,” the film tells the true to life story of English boxer Billy Moore, who also wrote the book.

The film screened last May at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival as one of its midnight screenings section where it received generally positive reviews, with Variety’s Guy Lodge calling the film a “big, bleeding feat of extreme cinema” while praising the performance of rising star Joe Cole (Green Room, Peaky Blinders) as “ferociously physical.” Joe Cole portrays the real-life English boxer Moore in the film.

Written by Nick Saltrese, from producers Roy Boulter, Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulos and Nicholas Simon, the film is expected to be released in 2018.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

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.