A24 has released an intense trailer for Thailand prison drama A Prayer Before Dawn starring Joe Cole (Green Room, Peaky Blinders). Based on the international best-seller of the same name, the Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire directed film dives into the true story of troubled young boxer, Billy Moore.
Moore travels to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. But when he tries ya ba – a highly-addictive form of methamphetamine, he is thrown into relapse. Moore’s life descends into a chaotic spiral of drug addiction and violence eventually leading to his incarceration at one of Thailand’s most notorious jails, the Bangkok Hilton. 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 is penned by Jonathan Hirschbein, based on a prior script draft by Nick Saltrese. The film is produced by 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.
Watch the trailer for the 2018 film A Prayer Before Dawn: