BAFTA-nominated actor Joe Cole stars in upcoming film A Prayer Before Dawn, based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Billy Moore. Cole takes on the role of Moore, a young English boxer who lands up in two of most Thailand’s most notorious prisons across a three-year period. Thrown into a world of violence, gangs, drugs and immorality, Moore finds his only hope for survival in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments; a competition that the prison authorities allow him to take part in. This week, a brilliant new trailer for the film has been released, which you can check out below:
Directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (Johnny Mad Dog) and produced by Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulas, Roy Boulter and Nicholas Simon, the movie is executive produced by James Schamus, renowned for his work on Brokeback Mountain and his screenwriting for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Cole is best-known for his work as John Sheldon in the critically-acclaimed BBC drama Peaky Blinders, and also appeared in a recent episode of Black Mirror on Netflix, in an episode titled Hang The DJ. His work on that show alongside co-star Georgina Campbell earned him a BAFTA nod.
The actor looks set to continue riding that wave of success if early reviews for this film are anything to go by. Right now, A Prayer Before Dawn sits with a perfect score of 100% on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, which has currently taken nine write-ups of the film into account. Exactly how the rest of us respond remains to be seen, but it’s looking bright for this prison thriller, and story of how one man survived against all of the odds being stacked against him.
A Prayer Before Dawn is set to hit cinemas across the UK and Ireland on July 20, 2018.