AFM 2011: Tribeca Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Frederic Jardin's 'Sleepless Night'

Sleepless Night - Toronto Film Festival - H 2011

Sleepless Night - Toronto Film Festival - H 2011

The thriller, starring Tomer Sisley as a police officer whose son is kidnapped by drug dealers, gets theatrical and VOD release in 2012

Tribeca Film has acquired all U.S. rights to Frederic Jardin’s Sleepless Night, an action thriller that had its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie, starring Tomer Sisley, tells the story of a police officer whose son is kidnapped by drug dealers after the officer steals a bag of cocaine from a Paris nightclub.

The cast also includes Joey Starr, Julien Boisselier, Serge Riaboukine, Laurent Stocker and Birol Unel. It was written by Jardin, Nicolas Saada and Olivier Douyère and produced by Marco Cherqui and Lauranne Bourrachot, who also produced the Oscar-nominated A Prophet.

It will be released in 2012 both theatrically and on VOD. Warner Bros. also recently acquired English-language remake rights.

The North American distribution deal was negotiated by Nick Savva for Tribeca and Gilles Sousa and Mathieu Robinet on behalf of Bac Films, which is handling international sales. Bac Films, which is releasing the film in France, has already closed deals for major territories, including the U.K. (Icon), Germany (Tiberius), Canada (E1), Russia (Luxor), Brazil (California), China (Domo Media) and Benelux (U-Media).