Tribeca Film Ready for Sleepless Night

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Lizzie Brocheré and Tomer Sisley in 'Sleepless Night'

Lizzie Brocheré and Tomer Sisley in 'Sleepless Night' - Photo Credit- Ricardo Vaz Palma / Tribeca Film

Tribeca Film has acquired the French thriller, Sleepless Night, from director Frédéric Jardin and starring Tomer Sisley, Joey Starr, Julien Boisselier, Serge Riaboukine, Laurent Stocker and Birol Ünel. Jardin co-wrote the script with Nicolas Saada, and Olivier Douyère. The thriller world premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in 2012.
 
Sleepless Night is a thriller that is executed with such style and panache that it transcends the limits of the genre. The pace is exhilarating and the action is nonstop in this ingeniously plotted and thoroughly entertaining adventure,” stated Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “We’re delighted to be collaborating with the filmmakers to bring this film to wider audiences.”
 
Warner Bros Pictures has recently picked up the English-language remake rights.
 
The Plot:
 
Sleepless Night tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers that work for Marciano, a powerful mob boss/nightclub owner, Vincent quickly finds himself trapped in a situation that no parent would envy- his son has been kidnapped with the promise of being executed if he doesn’t immediately deliver the bag back to its rightful owner. As Vincent heads to the nightclub in the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he soon gets caught in an intense, claustrophobic cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals into madness as the tables are constantly turned multiple times throughout the evening. The night to come might not only be the longest but also the last one of his life… and his young son’s as well.
 
“I am thrilled and honored to work with Tribeca for the North American release of Sleepless Night,” Jardin said. “It’s a superb opportunity for my film.”
 
Source: Tribeca Film – November 4, 2011
 

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