A Prayer Before Dawn, based on the unflinching international best-selling memoir by Billy Moore, will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 20 July through Altitude Film Distribution.
A Prayer Before Dawn is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated for three years in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, Billy realises that this is his only hope for survival, taking him on an incredible journey to redemption.
A Prayer Before Dawn features a strikingly visceral performance from breakthrough actor Joe Cole playing Billy Moore. Since his training with the National Youth Theatre, Screen International Star of Tomorrow Cole has gone on to earn critical acclaim across the board for his work in television, theatre and film. Joe is best known for his recurring role of ‘John Sheldon’, younger brother to Cillian Murphy’s ‘Tommy’ in the BBC’s acclaimed PEAKY BLINDERS, and has recently been seen in Hang The DJ’, an episode of the latest series of BLACK MIRROR on Netflix alongside Georgina Campbell.
A Prayer Before Dawn is directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, director of Johnny Mad Dog and produced by executive producer of Rita Dagher (Four Lions), Sol Papadopolus and Roy Boulter (Sunset Song), Nicholas Simon (Avengers: Infinity War) and executive produced by James Schamus (Screenwriter of The Ice Storm and producer of Brokeback Mountain).
CERT: TBC RUNNING TIME: 117 mins
You can read our review of the film from last year’s Cannes Film Festival here.