Sleepless Night

Jamie Foxx to Star in a Remake of French Thriller ‘Sleepless Night’

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by Jacob Hall January 30, 2015 @ 1:46 PM
Universal
The 2011 French action movie ‘Sleepless Night’ has such an indelible, high concept premise that an American remake was inevitable. Now, after several years of being set up at Warner Bros., the new version has landed at Open Road and Jamie Foxx has signed on to star in the lead role. If a new version is half as much fun as the original, it will be better than most Hollywood action movies.

'Sleepless Night' Interview: Director Frederic Jardin and Star Tomer Sisley

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by Matt Singer May 11, 2012 @ 3:34 PM
Tribeca Film
Here's all you really need to know about 'Sleepless Night': 1. It is an action movie. 2. It is awesome. 3. If you like awesome action movies, you need to see it.
If our endorsement isn't enough, maybe this interview with the film's director and star - Frederic Jardin and Tomer Sisley respectively - will help convince you. We had the chance to speak with these talented gentlemen last month at the Tribeca Film Festival, where their film was playing before premiering on VOD (it also opens in theaters in New York City and Austin, TX today).
During our conversation, Jardin and Sisley explained the origins of their unforgettable film, the story of a bad father and worse cop who repeatedly risks his life to save his kidnapped son from a bunch of ruthless drug dealers. We also discussed the best ways to shoot and cut action onscreen, including a step-by-step breakdown of how they made one particularly memorable sequence: the "kitchen fight."