T.I., Dermot Mulroney Join Jamie Foxx Action Film 'Sleepless Night' (Exclusive)
T.I., Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy and David Harbour are joining stars Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan in Sleepless Night, an action thriller that will be directed by Baran bo Odar.
Written by Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center, Straight Outta Compton), Sleepless Night centers on Vincent Downs (Foxx), a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop. When gangsters (Mulroney, McNairy) kidnap his son as ransom for a shipment of cocaine he stole, Downs races to save his child's life without getting caught by Internal Affairs and before the mobsters discover that he's actually lost the goods. Monaghan plays an Internal Affairs agent investigating Downs who ultimately has to decide which side of the law he's on, while T.I. plays Downs' partner.
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Gabrielle Union already boarded the project in a supporting role.
The Open Road film begins shooting June 15 in Atlanta and Las Vegas.
"We are thrilled with the group of talented actors we have assembled for the supporting cast," said Peter Lawson, executive vp production and acquisitions at Open Road. "Very excited for Bo and the team to get the cameras rolling in the next few weeks."
Vertigo Entertainment will produce for Open Road, which is financing production and taking worldwide distribution rights as part of a recent partnership with FilmNation.
Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Adam Stone are producing. Vertigo's John Powers Middleton is executive producing alongside Open Road’s Tom Ortenberg and Lawson.
Sleepless Night is described as a reinvention of the 2011 French film Nuit Blanche, directed by Frédéric Jardin. Lauranne Bourrachot and Marco Cherqui, who produced the original, will serve as executive producers on Sleepless Night as well.
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