Magazine article Screen International

Altitude Picks Up Joe Cole Thriller 'A Prayer before Dawn'

Magazine article Screen International

Altitude Picks Up Joe Cole Thriller 'A Prayer before Dawn'

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EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Midnight Screenings title gets UK deal.

Altitude Film Distribution has acquired UK distribution rights to A Prayer Before Dawn, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire's Muay Thai boxing thriller that stars 2011 Screen Star of Tomorrow Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room).

The film is set to premiere at Cannes Film Festival next month as part of the Midnight Screenings programme.

Screenplay is by Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese and is from Billy Moore's book, which is based on his own experiences.

This is director Sauvaire's second feature after Johnny Mad Dog, which premiered at Cannes in 2008.

The UK-France co-pro was produced by Rita Dagher's Senorita Films along with Nicholas Simon, Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter.

Three-time Oscar nominee James Schamus was an executive producer and helped to close finance through his company Symbolic Exchange's production deal with China's Meridian Entertainment. …

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