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A Prayer Before Dawn gets a UK & Ireland release date set

The brutal true-life story heads to cinemas soon.

A Prayer Before Dawn
Credit: A24

A release date has been set for A Prayer Before Dawn, the new film from Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire that stars Joe Cole, Sura Sirmalai, Pornchanok Mabklang, Sakda Niamhom, Somlock Kamsing and Komsan Polsan.

A Prayer Before Dawn, based on the unflinching international best-selling memoir by Billy Moore, will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 20th 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.

The real-life Billy Moore also features in the film in a supporting cameo role.

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).

Check out the latest trailer below;

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