A24 has released the trailer for Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire‘s upcoming boxing thriller A Prayer Before Dawn, which tells the true story of an English boxer sent to one of Thailand’s most brutal prisons. The interesting thing about this one is that the film was actually shot in a Thai prison and many cast members are inmates.
A Prayer Before Dawn premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will open in theaters early next year.
A Prayer Before Dawn is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawnis a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.