Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Annie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Django Unchained) and Golden Globe-nominee Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible, Trucker, Source Code, “True Detective”) will star in Sleepless Night, an action thriller that will be directed by Baran Bo Odar. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.
Sleepless Night is the story of Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx), a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop. When gangsters kidnap his son as ransom for a shipment of cocaine he stole, Downs races to save his son’s life without getting caught by Internal Affairs and before the mobsters discover that he’s actually lost the goods. Monaghan plays officer Jennifer Bryant, an Internal Affairs agent investigating Downs who ultimately has to decide which side of the law he’s on.
The screenplay was written by Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center, the upcoming Straight Outta Compton). Sleepless Night is a reinvention of the French film Nuit Blanche, directed by Frédéric Jardin, and written by Jardin, Olivier Fox and Nicolas Saada.
Vertigo Entertainment will produce Sleepless Night for Open Road Films, which will finance production and take worldwide distribution rights under their recently-announced partnership with FilmNation.
“With a sharp script and a first rate team of talent in front of and behind the camera, we are proud to produce ‘Sleepless Night’ and to make this project the inaugural film under our international distribution agreement with FilmNation,” stated Tom Ortenberg.
Roy Lee and Vertigo Entertainment President of Production, Adam Stone, will produce for Vertigo Entertainment, along with company partner, John Powers Middleton, and company VP, Alex Foster, who will both executive produce. Open Road Films’ Tom Ortenberg and Peter Lawson are executive producers. Lauranne Bourrachot and Marco Cherqui from Chic Films who produced the original French film will serve as Executive Producers.
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