Brit actor Charlie Hunnam (‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Pacific Rim’) has closed a deal to star in Jean-Stephane Sauvaire’s Thai boxing prison thriller ‘A Prayer Before Dawn.’
Described as being the vein of ‘Drive’ and ‘The Raid.’ the film tells the true-life story of Liverpool raised amateur boxer Billy Moore’s incarceration in one of Thailand’s most barbaric prisons — Klong Prem, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. In a system where life has no value, Moore discovers the deadly martial art of Muay Thai Boxing, and begins fighting for his freedom in the ring.
“‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ is — at one and the same time — a true story, a prison drama, a survival movie, a desperate love story, and an extraordinary tale of redemption,” said Sauvaire told Variety. “Above all, it is a poignant and uniquely human story.”
Rita Dagher is attached to produce through her newly minted production banner Senorita Films, along with Hurricane Films duo Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter.