Charlie Hunnam to Star in ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is attached to head-line in true-life Thai kick-boxing prison thriller A Prayer Before Dawn with Jean-Stephane Sauvaire on board to direct.
Sauvaire has started casting former prisoners who were Muay Thai champions in Thailand, where shooting will start in summer 2015. Hunnam is already in training for the Muay Thai sequences.
The film will be produced by ex-Wild Bunch exec Rita Dagher’s new company Senorita Films and Hurricane Films duo Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter, who previously optioned the material. The screenplay is by Nick Saltrese, based on the book by Billy Moore.
Pic tells the true-life story of Billy Moore’s incarceration in one of Thailand’s most barbaric prisons — Klong Prem, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. In a system where life has no value, Moore discovers the deadly martial art of Muay Thai Boxing, and begins fighting for his freedom in the ring.
It is the story of a man’s descent into hell and his journey back to redemption.