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Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Open Road Films' thriller, which stars Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan, and is titled "Sleepless Night," to be directed by Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar. The project, which is a remake of the 2011 French film "Nuit Blanche," directed by Frédéric Jardin, centers on a character named Vincent Downs (played by Jamie Foxx), described as a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop, who races to save his son's life, when gangsters kidnap him for a shipment of cocaine Downs stole from them, all while Internal Affairs is investigating him. Monaghan plays an officer Jennifer Bryant, who is an Internal Affairs »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Clovis Cornillac’s “Blind Date,” a romantic comedy about the unlikely relationship between a puzzle builder and a classical pianist, won the audience award at the 19th annual Colcoa French Film Festival, which wraps on Thursday, while Alix Delaporte’s “The Last Hammer Blow,” a coming-of-age drama about an impoverished youth and his estranged father, took home the fest’s Lafca Critics Award.
Winning the audience award is a promising sign for “Blind Date,” which had its world premiere at the nine-day L.A. festival ahead of its May 6 rollout in France.
Of “The Last Hammer Blow,” the Los Angeles Film Critics Association jury stated collectively that its decision was “unanimous in our esteem of this visually stunning, restrained piece of cinema,” and that the film “was emotionally rich yet narratively spare.”
Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar’s “Once in a Lifetime,” about the travails of an inner-city school teacher, claimed both the »
- Steve Chagollan
The Sleepless Night remake just got a jolt of much-needed energy. Open Road has just picked up the action-thriller and attached Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan to star. Baran bo Odar will direct from a script by Andrea Berloff. The original French film by Frédéric Jardin was a big hit with critics, if not the box […]
- Angie Han
Foxx would play a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop and Monaghan would play an internal affairs agent.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Open Road Films has today announced details of its forthcoming thriller, Sleepless Night, which is set to include The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Jamie Foxx and True Detective star Michelle Monaghan in leading roles. A loose re-telling of Frederic Jardin’s French film Nuit Blanche, the Americanized take will shift the focus to the shimmering deserts and illuminated sidewalks of Las Vegas.
At the helm is German filmmaker Baran Bo Odar, who will make his English language debut with this corrupt law enforcement caper. As previously mentioned, Sleepless Night will re-invent Jardin’s original film, and focus on Foxx’s shifty Las Vegas cop. He finds himself under the gun when a crew of gangsters kidnap his son for a hefty ransom… after he stole a cocaine shipment from them. Eager to retrieve his boy, he must contend with the mobsters who don’t know he’s actually lost the »
- Gem Seddon
Open Road Films announced this afternoon that Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan are attached to star in the company's thriller "Sleepless Night," which will be directed by Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar. The project, which is a remake of the 2011 French film "Nuit Blanche," directed by Frédéric Jardin, centers on a character named Vincent Downs (played by Jamie Foxx), described as a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop, who races to save his son's life, when gangsters kidnap him for a shipment of cocaine Downs stole from them, all while Internal Affairs is investigating him. Monaghan plays an officer Jennifer Bryant, who is an Internal Affairs »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Remember when we told you to see Frédéric Jardin’s exhilarating thriller Sleepless Night, but then you were all disappointed to learn that it’s a subtitled movie and said you’d wait for the remake? That was a few years ago, and to your credit there was actually a Hollywood version announced immediately following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Well, if you’re growing tired of waiting, you will be glad to hear that the English-language remake is back on track after being dropped by Warner Bros. According to Variety, now the rights are at Open Road, which is happy to announce they’re producing the movie with Jamie Foxx and his Due Date costar Michelle Monaghan in lead roles. Foxx will play the (anti)hero (originally portrayed by Tomer Sisley), a corrupt cop who has to navigate a labyrinthine nightclub where his son is being held hostage by a crime boss. Not »
- Christopher Campbell
The title is a reinvention of Frédéric Jardin’s French thriller Nuit Blanche and kicks off the recently announced strategic deal whereby Glen Basner and his team will handle sales for the fledgling Open Road Films International.
“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,” said Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan are set to star in Sleepless Nights, an action-thriller remake of French film Nuit Blanche, distributor Open Road Films said Friday. Baran bo Odar (The Silence) is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton, World Trade Center). The film will be produced by Vertigo Entertainment, with worldwide rights acquired by Open Road Films. Nuit Blanche, directed by Frederic Jardin, was released in 2011. In September of that year, as THR reported at the time, Warner Bros. acquired remake rights to the title after it premiered as a
- Erik Hayden
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and Golden Globe nominee Michelle Monaghan will star in Open Road Films’ action thriller “Sleepless Night,” an English-language remake of the French film that will be directed by Baran Bo Odar, the company announced Friday.
“Sleepless Night” is the story of Vincent Downs (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 »
- Jeff Sneider
Paris — Variety caught up with Nicolas Saada, a former French film journo at the prestigious mag Les Cahiers du Cinema and a screenwriter who made his directorial debut with “Spy (es).” For his sophomore outing, Saada is tackling the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack with “Taj Mahal,” a psychological thriller toplining “Nymphomaniac” star Stacy Martin as a young woman who was trapped in one of the suites of the hotel during the assault. Sold by Bac Films and produced by Patrick Sobelman at Agat Films, the $8 million film is based on the true story of one of the survivors, taking place over one night inside Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which was seized by terrorists who took guests hostage.
Variety: What made you want to make a film about this terrorist attack in Mumbai?
When I was promoting “Spy (ies),” I lived the Mumbai attack minute by minute. And it happened »
- Elsa Keslassy
Stars: Tomer Sisley, Serge Riaboukine, Julien Boisselier, Joey Starr, Laurent Stocker, Birol Ünel, Lizzie Brocheré, Samy Seghir, Dominique Bettenfeld, Adel Bencherif, Catalina Denis, Pom Klementieff, Vincent Bersoulle, Olivier Massart | Written by Frédéric Jardin, Nicolas Saada, Olivier Douyère | Directed by Frédéric Jardin
A cop’s secret life is threatened to be exposed when he and his partner are seen stealing drugs from a powerful drug dealer. When his son is kidnapped and the drug dealer demands the return of what was stolen, the cop must figure out how to get the drugs into the right hands, protect his son and keep his secret from the other police officers who are on his tail. It looks as if it is going to be a long, sleepless night.
Sleepless Night shows us that French people can be badass too. Others have compared this film to Die Hard, which is understandable as there are many similarities. »
- Richard Axtell
To celebrate the release of Sleepless Night, the fast-paced action thriller for fans of Taken and 24 – coming to DVD 12th January 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway courtesy of Icon.
With an exciting plot carried by charismatic and compelling performances, Sleepless Night is everything an action-fan could ever want. With the best kitchen-fight action-scene of the year and a wide-variety of original chase sequences – including one shot in first-person – Sleepless Night is shot by Clint Eastwood’s frequent cinematographer Tom Stern and is directed by Frédéric Jardin (Braquo).
“Like Die Hard meets 24 by way of Taken” – Slash Film
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13 items from 2015
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