Hunnam is already in training for Muay Thai sequences, according to the film’s producers Senorita Films and Hurricane Films. HanWay Films will launch worldwide sales for A Prayer Before Dawn at AFM ahead of an early 2015 shoot.
The film portrays the true-life story of Billy Moore, who served time in Thailand’s notorious Klong Prem prison, also known as the Bangkok Hilton. A Prayer Before Dawn portrays Moore taking up Muay Thai boxing to secure freedom and redemption in the ring.
The producing credits are shared by ex-Wild Bunch exec Rita Dagher of Senorita Films, Sol Papadopoulos of the U.K.’s Hurricane Films and Roy Boulter, who originally optioned Moore’s memoir that Nick Saltrese adapted for the screenplay.